inaudible

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adjective in·au·di·ble \(ˌ)i-ˈnȯ-də-bəl\

Definition of inaudible

  1. :  not audible inaudible comments

inaudibility

play \(ˌ)i-ˌnȯ-də-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

inaudibly

play \(ˌ)i-ˈnȯ-də-blē\ adverb

Examples of inaudible in a Sentence

  1. She spoke so quietly that she was almost inaudible.

  2. The sound is inaudible to humans but can be heard by dogs.

Did You Know?

With its negative prefix in-, inaudible means the opposite of audible. What's clearly audible to you may be inaudible to your elderly grandfather. Modern spy technology can turn inaudible conversations into audible ones with the use of high-powered directional microphones, so if you think you're being spied on, make sure there's a lot of other noise around you. And if you don't want everyone around you to know you're bored, keep your sighs inaudible.

Origin and Etymology of inaudible

Late Latin inaudibilis, from Latin in- + Late Latin audibilis audible


First Known Use: 1601


INAUDIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

inaudible

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adjective in·au·di·ble \(ˌ)i-ˈnȯ-də-bəl\

Definition of inaudible for English Language Learners

  • : impossible to hear : not audible


INAUDIBLE Defined for Kids

inaudible

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adjective in·au·di·ble \i-ˈnȯ-də-bəl\

Definition of inaudible for Students

  1. :  impossible to hear an inaudible whisper

inaudibly

\-blē\ adverb


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