Definition of inaudible in English:

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inaudible

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈɔːdɪb(ə)l/

adjective

Unable to be heard: inaudible pulses of high-frequency sound
More example sentences
  • And each time I left the little rooms I would hear another almost inaudible sigh of relief from behind me.
  • I had to lean close to his face to hear the almost inaudible reply.
  • Other mammals can hear frequencies that are inaudible to humans, both lower and higher.
Synonyms
unheard, not heard, out of earshot;
hard to hear, hard to make out, indistinct, imperceptible, faint, muted, soft, low, muffled, stifled, whispered, muttered, murmured, mumbled

Derivatives

inaudibility

Pronunciation: /ɪnɔːdɪˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • The Spanish health minister was heckled into inaudibility at the conference's opening ceremony, but that protest took place in a cavernous sports arena and lasted only 10 minutes.
  • ‘Free me… ‘the words were whispered, quiet almost to the point of inaudibility.’
  • Too many poets, reading aloud, ignore their own linebreaks or chew consonants like gristle or drop into inaudibility at the ends of lines.

inaudibly

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈɔːdɪbli/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Since I hadn't the energy to get up and improve matters, the record played on almost inaudibly.
  • Quietly, almost inaudibly, he whispered, ‘They're family.’
  • ‘Oh, why did I not realize this before,’ he said quietly, almost inaudibly.

Origin

Late Middle English: from late Latin inaudibilis, from in- 'not' + audibilis (see audible).

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Line breaks: in|aud¦ible

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