subaudible

adjective
sub·​au·​di·​ble | \ ˌsəb-ˈȯ-də-bəl How to pronounce subaudible (audio) \
variants: or sub-audible

Definition of subaudible

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

First Known Use of subaudible

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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