Definition of audial in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɔːdɪəl/


Relating to or perceived through the sense of hearing.
Example sentences
  • The sound as a whole - with many audial comings and goings - is brilliantly handled.
  • Over the years, in terms of my own poetry, I've formed what I call an audial imagination, one that is central to everything I do with voice in composing and with voice in revising.
  • Some get visual stimuli, others audial… some just get a feeling in their gut that says ‘right then, that worked’.


Late 20th century: formed irregularly from Latin audire 'hear' (compare with audile), on the pattern of visual.

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