[ aw-duh-buhl ]
See synonyms for: audibleaudibly on

  1. capable of being heard; loud enough to be heard; actually heard.

  1. 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.

Origin of audible

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

Other words from audible

  • au·di·bil·i·ty, au·di·ble·ness, noun
  • au·di·bly, adverb
  • non·au·di·bil·i·ty, noun
  • non·au·di·ble, adjective
  • non·au·di·ble·ness, noun
  • non·au·di·bly, adverb
  • qua·si-au·di·ble, adjective
  • qua·si-au·di·bly, adverb
  • sub·au·di·bil·i·ty, noun
  • sub·au·di·ble, adjective
  • sub·au·di·ble·ness, noun
  • sub·au·di·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use audible in a sentence

  • The isacoustic lines thus show how the audibility of the sound varies throughout the sound area.

  • The lower limit of audibility varies not only in different individuals, but also in different races.

British Dictionary definitions for audible


/ (ˈɔːdɪbəl) /

  1. perceptible to the hearing; loud enough to be heard

  1. American football a change of playing tactics called by the quarterback when the offense is lined up at the line of scrimmage

Origin of audible

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

Derived forms of audible

  • audibility or audibleness, noun
  • audibly, adverb

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