subaudible

adjective sub·au·di·ble \ ˌsəb-ˈȯ-də-bəl \
variants: or sub-audible
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of subaudible

1 : too quiet or obscured to be heard clearly : inaudibleor barely audible
  • … swaying in time with the rhythm, whisper-singing along at a subaudible level …
  • —Karen Ravn
  • subaudible messages, i.e. auditory stimuli which are played at a low volume and under … music, ocean waves, etc. so that they cannot be heard.
  • —Geoffrey P Lantos
2 : infrasonic 1
  • subaudible tones/frequencies

First Known Use of subaudible

1837


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