loud enough to be heard; able to be heard:The pun brought an audible groan from his colleague.When I’m working in the basement, the sound of the traffic is barely audible.
Also called automatic, checkoff. Football. a play called aloud by the quarterback at the line of scrimmage to supersede the play originally agreed upon as a result of a change in strategy: The quarterback called an audible that sent the running back past the other offensive guard.Cheering by the fans made it hard for either team to hear any audibles.
Idioms about audible
call an audible, to make a last-minute change of plan in response to circumstances, new information, etc.: Instead of the first song on their set list, the band called an audible and played one that was known to be especially popular on campus.
- au·di·bil·i·ty [aw-duh-bil-i-tee], /ˌɔ dəˈbɪl ɪ ti/, 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
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How to use audible in a sentence
It’s a marked shift from a previous era in which her chains were always audible in interviews—in which she ate spiders and talked about her penchant for sucking on dirty jewelry.4 Takeaways From Billie Eilish's New Album Happier Than Ever | Andrew R. Chow | July 30, 2021 | Time
This will tell you the messenger’s identity through audible alerts rather than discreet buzzes.Custom vibrations and other ways to shake up your smartphone messages | empire | July 29, 2021 | Popular-Science
You can also up your listening experience to the next level with the audible reality feature, which gives you the option to personalize your listening experience with 3D audio.
In other cases, the collars would skip the audible warnings and move straight to applying shocks.The Unsuccessful Intersection of Dogs and Technology | wsiler | July 17, 2021 | Outside Online
Three weeks after the shooting, the Franklin family’s attorney, Padden, held a news conference calling attention to the video and to the racial epithets he said were audible on it.
Less than a minute into her big break, Slate let slip a highly audible F-bomb instead of the scripted “freaking.”The Curious Little Shell That Restarted Jenny Slate’s Career | Luke Hopping | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After her first audible prompt, which came shortly after the interval, the audience sat patiently.
As fully displayed as primetime would allow, Bieber was expecting audible adoration.
The device issues an audible beep when any of these events occur.
But I have no apologies for the audible squeals I unknowingly squeak out whenever I see her on screen.‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 2: The Finest, Funniest, and Most Terrifying Moments of Eps. 1-6 | Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern | June 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There was a very audible titter in the corner where three thoughtless young girls had squeezed themselves into one rocking-chair.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
A muffled sound of voices became audible, and Irvin, following a moment of hesitation, crossed and opened the door.Dope | Sax Rohmer
Voices were audible behind them, and Miss de Lorne was coming up the sandy drive with Mrs. Haughstone.
Two persons were visible in her very physical appearance, as two persons had just been audible in her words.
They had been sitting silent for some minutes when a voice became audible, singing in the distance.
British Dictionary definitions for audible
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
- audibility or audibleness, noun
- audibly, adverb
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