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audible

Line breaks: aud|ible
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːdɪb(ə)l
 
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Definition of audible in English:

adjective

Able to be heard: some ultrasound is audible to dogs
More example sentences
  • Yet, I can tell you that I had to put my ear right on top of the unit to hear any audible noise.
  • An audible crack was heard as the man's nose was broken and he fell to the floor, unconscious.
  • I heard the scarcely audible click of claws on the tiles: a step, then a hesitation.
Synonyms
perceptible, discernible, detectable, hearable, able to be heard, recognizable, appreciable;
clear, distinct, loud, carrying

noun

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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
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

audibility

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • 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.’

audibly

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • 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.

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