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audible

[ aw-duh-buhl ]
/ ˈɔ də bəl /
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adjective
capable of being heard; loud enough to be heard; actually heard.
noun
Also called automatic, checkoff. Football. a play called at the line of scrimmage to supersede the play originally agreed upon as the result of a change in strategy.
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Origin of audible

1520–30; <Late Latin audībilis, equivalent to Latin audī(re) to hear + -bilis-ble

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British Dictionary definitions for audible

audible
/ (ˈɔːdɪbəl) /

adjective
perceptible to the hearing; loud enough to be heard
noun
American football a change of playing tactics called by the quarterback when the offense is lined up at the line of scrimmage

Derived forms of audible

audibility or audibleness, nounaudibly, adverb

Word Origin for audible

C16: from Late Latin audibilis, from Latin audīre to hear
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