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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
audibility or audibleness, nounaudibly, adverb
C16: from Late Latin audibilis, from Latin audīre to hear
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