audio

adjective
au·​dio | \ ˈȯ-dē-ˌō How to pronounce audio (audio) \

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 Choose the first prompt, follow the instructions, and record a brief audio message. Grace Hauck, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus updates: Texas reports record-high new cases, pauses reopening; calls grow for Disney World to stay closed," 26 June 2020 The team made waves earlier this year by deciding to provide only a streaming service, TuneIn, for its audio broadcasts, parting ways with last year’s station, KTRB (860 AM). Susan Slusser, SFChronicle.com, "A’s re-considering all-streaming plan, might add radio back to mix," 26 June 2020 Audio can be accessed over FM radio or using a cell phone app that also allows for the modification of audio preferences and other options. Jon Arnold, Dallas News, "Mesquite joins resurgence of drive-in movie theaters during coronavirus pandemic," 25 June 2020 There’s even some audio online of a Fear gig with Flea in the band. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "20 music stars who got their start as sidemen/sidewomen," 25 June 2020 Aerial footage from the scene shows a crowd surrounding officers at an intersection and officials can be heard over audio saying that an officer had been struck with a bottle. Fox News, "Hundreds ‘ambush’ Tampa police responding to report of shots fired, 2 officers injured, chief says," 23 June 2020 This will enhance the audio experience and won’t just have stereo left and right sides. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "AirPods and AirPods Pro are finally getting auto-switching between devices," 22 June 2020 Overdrive's catalog includes more than 4 million digital offerings, counting both e-books and downloadable audio books. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "E-book reading is booming during the coronavirus pandemic," 18 June 2020 Though some Shortcuts, like audio readings of emails, are already available for setup once the app has been downloaded, Petersen’s creation can be pulled off Reddit for use. Darcie Moran, Detroit Free Press, "'Siri, I'm getting pulled over' add-on records police stops," 18 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The cameras are weather-resistant and feature two-way audio and night vision. Liv Birdsall, USA TODAY, "20 things from Best Buy that make aging in place easier," 25 June 2020 Before video of the arrest was shown, Chief Chris Magnus gave an account of the incident and said while the audio is clear, the video was difficult to see at certain moments. Jordan Freiman, CBS News, "Tucson police chief offers resignation after man dies in custody," 24 June 2020 Nina Robinson, a veteran journalist and award-winning audio and video producer with the BBC World Service Network, spearheaded the project from her loft apartment in the city of Birmingham, in the center of England. Richard A. Green, The Courier-Journal, "How have newsrooms covered COVID-19? BBC examines Courier Journal reporting in documentary," 22 June 2020 Rather the audio will be space all around you by using a true 5.1 surround form. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "AirPods and AirPods Pro are finally getting auto-switching between devices," 22 June 2020 The orchestra has been adding audio and video recordings to its website, mydso.com, and groups of musicians have been playing informal concerts outside homes and apartment complexes. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "Dallas Symphony sets staff furloughs, salary cuts," 17 June 2020 The audio was a result of Jon Rahm chipping in at the par-3 eighth hole at Colonial. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "No crowd results in expletive broadcast during Colonial; Jim Nantz all over it," 12 June 2020 The audio is also readily available later on podcasts. Morgan Marietta, The Conversation, "Supreme Court phoning it in means better arguments, more public engagement," 9 June 2020 The lawmakers want every officer in Arizona to have a body camera to record audio and video while the officer is at work. Uriel J. Garcia, azcentral, "Democrats call for special legislative session to address police reform, offer 5 suggestions," 3 June 2020

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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

independent use of audio- as adjective

Noun

derivative of audio entry 1, or by shortening of words formed with audio- (as audio-signal)

Combining form

Latin audīre "to hear" + -o- — more at audible entry 1

Note: Probably first in audiometer—see etymology note there.

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Time Traveler for audio

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The first known use of audio was in 1907

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Last Updated

29 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Audio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/audio. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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audio

adjective
How to pronounce audio- (audio)

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 How to pronounce audio (audio) \

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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