audio

adjective
au·dio | \ ˈȯ-dē-ˌō \

Definition of audio 

(Entry 1 of 3)

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

2a : 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

audio

noun

Definition of audio (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : an audio signal broadly : sound entry 1

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

3 : the transmission, reception, or reproduction of sound

Definition of audio- (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : hearing audiometer

2 : sound audiophile

3 : auditory and audiovisual

Examples of audio in a Sentence

Adjective

The audio portion of the broadcast was fine but the picture was poor. They listened to an audio recording of the speech.

Noun

The picture was clear but the audio was very poor.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

This does not include wheelchairs. ► Detachable-lens cameras ► Recording devices of any kind including professional recording equipment, GoPros, audio recording equipment and video recording equipment. Louisville Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, "Sun block is fine, but leave weapons and food at home when heading to Forecastle," 11 July 2018 Japan’s Audio-Technica thinks of itself as a producer of professional audio equipment that just happens to also do some consumer-grade stuff. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Audio-Technica R70x review: the definition of neutral headphones," 6 July 2018 Caren Morrison, a Georgia State University law professor and former prosecutor, said audio files could be the result of recordings made by informants, wiretaps, witness interviews or other means. J. Scott Trubey, ajc, "Atlanta bribery evidence against Mitzi Bickers includes recordings," 10 July 2018 Papa!’’ one child is heard weeping in the audio file that was first reported Monday by the nonprofit ProPublica and later provided to The Associated Press. Nomaan Merchant And Anita Snow, BostonGlobe.com, "‘Papa! Papa!’ Audio of children crying for parents stokes rage over separation," 19 June 2018 Installing and maintaining audio systems (and video systems) for local churches has become an increasingly large part of his business. Gavin Edwards, charlotteobserver, "Pianos, mules, guitar strings: A 106-year-old family business is bidding it all goodbye," 8 June 2018 Baltimore officials have considered installing an audio shot-detection system several times during the last decade, and backed out of previous initiatives to purchase the equipment. Sarah Meehan, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore police begin using ShotSpotter audio sensors to track gunshots," 1 June 2018 The man told Danielle that he had been sent audio files of their private conversations. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Amazon Alexa Device Caught Sending Private Conversations to Stranger," 24 May 2018 Laurin also has audio files of phone conversations in which, Laurin says, Reca provided details about the skyjacking before they were publicly known. Douglas Perry, OregonLive.com, "D.B. Cooper case drops another surprising suspect into the spotlight," 17 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Organizers say national artists prohibit photographs, audio or video recording of their concerts. Jennie Key, Cincinnati.com, "Red, White and Blue Ash: What you need to know before you go," 3 July 2018 Milton police have not publicly identified Cordon as the victim in the attack and robbery that took place at the Alpharetta, Ga., home early Tuesday morning, and redacted her name from the audio released Thursday night. Rob Tornoe, Philly.com, "Ex-girlfriend blames LeSean McCoy in 911 tape: 'My face is demolished'," 13 July 2018 Truncating the original dialogue is limited to instances where reading speed and synchronicity with the audio are an issue. Ace Ratcliff, SELF, "I Rely On Closed Captions to Enjoy a Show And I Don't Appreciate Netflix's Way of Censoring Them," 10 July 2018 Interestingly, when researchers combined the audio with a visual display to help interpret the data, participants did worse. Kevin Davenport, idahostatesman, "Symphony of the salmon: How scientists are learning by putting fish migration to music," 9 July 2018 Cabin controls are neatly arranged in two tiers for audio and AC-vent-fan with an 8-inch touch screen for navigation, phone, radio, apps and a custom button to preset a special direct access for phone or Kia’s UVO subscription e-services. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Kia Niro PHEV: The future of plug-and-play," 13 July 2018 Yobe is making audio processing software that can identify a specific human voice in a roomful of talkers. Hiawatha Bray, BostonGlobe.com, "Tech community wrestles over working with government," 13 July 2018 In this case, a closer relationship between Sprint's telecom plans and Tidal’s streaming service -- currently priced at $9.99/month, or $19.99/month for hi-fi audio -- represents a culmination of the relationship between the two companies. Dan Rys, Billboard, "Sprint Introducing New 'Unlimited Plus' Plans With Tidal Music Streaming Subscription Bundle," 12 July 2018 The body camera falls off the officer and the only view is the sky, but audio continues. Nichole Manna, star-telegram, "Graham police release video of officers using stun gun on teen with autism," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of audio

Adjective

1907, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for audio

Adjective

audio-

Combining form

Latin audire to hear — more at audible

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audient

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auding

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audio-animatronic

audiobook

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The first known use of audio was in 1907

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audio

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of audio

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

audio

noun

English Language Learners Definition of audio (Entry 2 of 3)

: the sound that is heard on a recording or broadcast

English Language Learners Definition of audio- (Entry 3 of 3)

: relating to hearing or sound

audio

adjective
au·dio | \ ˈȯ-dē-ˌō \

Kids Definition of audio

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of or relating to sound or its reproduction

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

audio

noun

Kids Definition of audio (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the transmitting, receiving, or reproducing of sound

2 : the section of television equipment that deals with sound

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