Definition of audible in English:


Line breaks: aud|ible
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːdɪb(ə)l



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  • A change of playing tactics called by the quarterback at the line of scrimmage: he saw two safeties sneaking up and called an audible
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    • He also was in command at the line of scrimmage, calling timely audibles.
    • The team is comfortable with its quarterback calling audibles, and he might do so six or more times in a game.
    • His lack of game experience will limit his ability to use audibles at the line, and that will curb creativity.



Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
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  • The tenor and bass solos were less successful, partly because the soloists did not project well enough and audibility was a serious problem.
  • The point was to improve the audibility of the passage so that details did not get lost.
  • It's intended to be played at low volumes ‘even to the extent that it frequently falls below the threshold of audibility.’


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  • Councillors and onlookers alike gasped audibly at Smith's transformation.
  • She was, alas, out of tune; and the musicians sitting around audibly made sarcastic comments.
  • Over the phone his voice audibly drooped, weighted down by long pauses and sighs.


late 15th century: from late Latin audibilis, from audire 'hear'.

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