Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

audio

play
adjective au·dio \ˈȯ-dē-ˌō\

Simple Definition of audio

  • : of or relating to the sound that is heard on a recording or broadcast

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of audio

  1. 1 :  of or relating to acoustic, mechanical, or electrical frequencies corresponding to normally audible sound waves which are of frequencies approximately from 15 to 20,000 hertz

  2. 2 a :  of or relating to sound or its reproduction and especially high-fidelity reproduction b :  relating to or used in the transmission or reception of sound — compare video c :  of, relating to, or utilizing recorded sound

Examples of audio in a sentence

  1. The audio portion of the broadcast was fine but the picture was poor.

  2. They listened to an audio recording of the speech.



Origin and Etymology of audio

audio-


First Known Use: 1907

Other Audio Recording Terms


2

audio

noun au·dio

Simple Definition of audio

  • : the sound that is heard on a recording or broadcast

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of audio

  1. 1 :  an audio signal; broadly :  sound

  2. 2 :  the section of television or motion-picture equipment that deals with sound

  3. 3 :  the transmission, reception, or reproduction of sound

Examples of audio in a sentence

  1. The picture was clear but the audio was very poor.



1934

First Known Use of audio

1934

Other Audio Recording Terms

Rhymes with audio

acid snow, afterglow, aikido, alpenglow, apropos, art deco, art nouveau, Baguio, Bamako, barrio, bay window, Bergamo, bibelot, Bilbao, black widow, blow-by-blow, body blow, bone marrow, bordereau, Borneo, bow window, buffalo, Buffalo, bungalow, Bushido, buteo, calico, cameo, cachalot, cembalo, centimo, CEO, chassepot, cheerio, Clemenceau, cogito, comedo, comme il faut, counterflow, Cupid's bow, curaçao, Curaçao, curassow, curio, daimyo, danio, Delano, Diderot, do-si-do, domino, dynamo, embryo, entrepôt, Erato, escargot, Eskimo, extrados, fabliau, folio, French window, fricandeau, furbelow, gigolo, golden glow, go-no-go, grass widow, guacharo, hammer throw, hammertoe, haricot, heel-and-toe, hetero, high and low, HMO, Holy Joe, horror show, Idaho, in a row, indigo, in escrow, in the know, Jericho, kakapo, latigo, little toe, long-ago, Longfellow, Maceió, Maginot, Manchukuo, medico, Mexico, mistletoe, modulo, Monaco, Navajo, NCO, nuncio, oleo, olio, on tiptoe, Oreo, overflow, overgrow, overthrow, ovolo, Pamlico, Papago, paseo, picaro, piccolo, Pierrot, polio, pomelo, pompano, portico, PPO, Prospero, proximo, quid pro quo, radio, raree-show, ratio, Richard Roe, Rochambeau, rococo, rodeo, Romeo, rose window, round window, saddlebow, Sapporo, sapsago, Scapa Flow, Scipio, Scorpio, semipro, show window, sloppy joe, so-and-so, SRO, standing O, status quo, stereo, stop-and-go, studio, subito, tallyho, tangelo, Taranto, tic-tac-toe, TKO, to-and-fro, Tokyo, tombolo, touch-and-go, tournedos, tremolo, tuckahoe, tupelo, UFO, ultimo, undergo, undertow, Veneto, vertigo, vibrio, video, virago, vireo, Zhangjiakou, zydeco


audio-

combining form au·dio

Simple Definition of audio-

  • : relating to hearing or sound

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of audio-

  1. 1 :  hearing <audiometer>

  2. 2 :  sound <audiophile>

  3. 3 :  auditory and <audiovisual>

Origin and Etymology of audio-

Latin audire to hear — more at audible


AUDIO Defined for Kids

1

audio

play
adjective au·dio \ˈȯ-dē-ˌō\

Definition of audio for Students

  1. 1 :  of or relating to sound or its reproduction

  2. 2 :  relating to or used in the transmitting or receiving of sound (as in radio or television)




2

audio

play
noun au·dio

Definition of audio for Students

  1. 1 :  the transmitting, receiving, or reproducing of sound

  2. 2 :  the section of television equipment that deals with sound




Learn More about audio


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up audio? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

lavender-fields-in-france

Which of these is a synonym of caesura?

rebellion interruption torrent megillah
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ