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audible

adjective au·di·ble \ ˈȯ-də-bəl \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of audible

: 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.

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Origin and Etymology of audible

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


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audible

noun

Definition of audible

American football
: a substitute offensive or defensive play called at the line of scrimmage

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Origin and Etymology of audible


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audible

verb

Definition of audible

audibled; audibling \-b(ə-)liŋ\
intransitive verb
American football
: to call an audible
  • Chicago quarterback Jim Harbaugh audibled to a pass play …
  • —Peter King

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Origin and Etymology of audible


AUDIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

audible

adjective

Definition of audible for English Language Learners

  • : heard or able to be heard


AUDIBLE Defined for Kids

audible

adjective au·di·ble \ ˈȯ-də-bəl \

Definition of audible for Students

: 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

adjective au·di·ble \ ˈȯd-ə-bəl \

medical Definition of audible

: heard or capable of being heard

audibility

play \ˌȯd-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun plural -ties

audibly

play \ˈȯd-ə-blē\ adverb


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