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adjective au·dio \ˈȯ-dē-ˌō\

Simple Definition of audio

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

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

  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 of audio


First Known Use: 1907

Other Audio Recording Terms

Rhymes with audio

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noun au·dio

Simple Definition of audio

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

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

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


First Known Use of audio


Other Audio Recording Terms


combining form au·dio

Simple Definition of audio-

  • : relating to hearing or sound

Full Definition of audio-

  1. 1 :  hearing <audiometer>

  2. 2 :  sound <audiophile>

  3. 3 :  auditory and <audiovisual>

Origin of audio-

Latin audire to hear — more at audible

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