- capable of being heard; loud enough to be heard; actually heard.
Origin of audible
Examples from the Web for audibility
But in the moments of their audibility they are very distinct.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
It has been affirmed that 10 miles or thereabouts is its maximum range of audibility.Meteorology
Charles Fitzhugh Talman
The first rumble rose to audibility and made the ship shiver.Beyond The Thunder
H. B. Hickey
The thing screamed—a high, thin sound almost past the range of audibility.The Terror from the Depths
Sewell Peaslee Wright
The whine of the distant machine rose in pitch until it passed the limit of audibility.
- perceptible to the hearing; loud enough to be heard
- American football a change of playing tactics called by the quarterback when the offense is lined up at the line of scrimmage
Word Origin and History for audibility
1520s, from Middle French audible and directly from Late Latin audibilis, from Latin audire "to hear," from PIE *awis-dh-yo-, from root *au- "to perceive" (see audience). Related: Audibly.