subaudible

adjective

sub·​au·​di·​ble ˌsəb-ˈȯ-də-bəl How to pronounce subaudible (audio)
variants or sub-audible
1
: too quiet or obscured to be heard clearly : inaudible or 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 sense 1
subaudible tones/frequencies

Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of subaudible was in 1837

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“Subaudible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subaudible. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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