[aw-dil, -dahyl]

noun Psychology.

a person in whose mind auditory images, rather than visual or motor images, are predominant or unusually distinct.

Origin of audile

First recorded in 1885–90; aud(itory) + -ile Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for audile

Historical Examples of audile

  • The audile phenomena were so frequent and so various, that a conspectus of them is given in an appendix.

  • So that the "mixed type" is the only real type, the extreme visualist or audile, etc., being exceptional and not typical.


    Robert S. Woodworth

British Dictionary definitions for audile



a person who possesses a faculty for auditory imagery that is more distinct than his visual or other imagery


of or relating to such a person

Word Origin for audile

C19: from aud (itory) + -ile
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

audile in Medicine




Relating to hearing; auditory.
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