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audio

adjective au·dio \ ˈȯ-dē-ˌō \
Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of audio

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 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 in a Sentence

  1. The audio portion of the broadcast was fine but the picture was poor.

  2. They listened to an audio recording of the speech.

Recent Examples of audio from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of audio

audio-

Other Audio Recording Terms


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audio

noun

Definition of audio

1 : an audio signal; broadly : 1sound
2 : the section of television or motion-picture equipment that deals with sound
3 : the transmission, reception, or reproduction of sound

Examples of audio in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples of audio from the Web

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First Known Use of audio

1926

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Other Audio Recording Terms


audio-

combining form

Definition of audio-

1 : hearing
  • audiometer
2 : sound
  • audiophile
3 : auditory and
  • audiovisual

Origin and Etymology of audio-

Latin audire to hear — more at audible

AUDIO Defined for English Language Learners

audio

Definition of audio for English Language Learners

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


audio

Definition of audio for English Language Learners

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


audio-

Definition of audio- for English Language Learners

  • : relating to hearing or sound


AUDIO Defined for Kids

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audio

adjective au·dio \ ˈȯ-dē-ˌō \

Definition of audio for Students

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)

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audio

noun

Definition of audio for Students

1 : the transmitting, receiving, or reproducing of sound
2 : the section of television equipment that deals with sound


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