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audible

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adjective au·di·ble \ˈȯ-də-bəl\

Definition of audible

  1. :  heard or capable of being heard spoke in a barely audible voice

audibility

play \ˌȯ-də-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

audibly

play \ˈȯ-də-blē\ adverb

Examples of audible in a sentence

  1. Her voice was barely audible over the noise.

  2. He let out an audible sigh.

Origin and Etymology of audible

Late Latin audibilis, from Latin audire to hear; akin to Greek aisthanesthai to perceive, Sanskrit āvis evidently


First Known Use: 15th century


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audible

noun au·di·ble

Definition of audible

American football

  1. :  a substitute offensive or defensive play called at the line of scrimmage

Origin and Etymology of audible

see 1audible


First Known Use: 1961


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audible

verb au·di·ble

Definition of audible

audibled

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audibling

\-b(ə-)liŋ\

American football

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to call an audible Chicago quarterback Jim Harbaugh audibled to a pass play … — Peter King

Origin and Etymology of audible

see 1audible


First Known Use: 1959


AUDIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

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audible

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adjective au·di·ble \ˈȯ-də-bəl\

Definition of audible for English Language Learners

  • : heard or able to be heard


AUDIBLE Defined for Kids

audible

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adjective au·di·ble \ˈȯ-də-bəl\

Definition of audible for Students

  1. :  loud enough to be heard

audibly

\-blē\ adverb sighing audibly

Word Root of audible

The Latin word audīre, meaning “to hear” or “to listen,” gives us the root aud. Words from the Latin audīre have to do with hearing. Anything audible is loud enough to be heard. An audience is a group of people who listen to or watch a performance. Anything auditory is related to the sense of hearing.


Medical Dictionary

audible

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adjective au·di·ble \ˈȯd-ə-bəl\

Medical Definition of audible

  1. :  heard or capable of being heard

audibility

\ˌȯd-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun plural

audibilities

audibly

\ˈȯd-ə-blē\play adverb


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