inaudible

[in-aw-duh-buh l]

adjective

not audible; incapable of being heard.

Nearby words

  1. inasmuch,
  2. inasmuch as,
  3. inassimilable,
  4. inattention,
  5. inattentive,
  6. inaugural,
  7. inaugurate,
  8. inauguration,
  9. inauguration day,
  10. inauspicious

Origin of inaudible

First recorded in 1595–1605; in-3 + audible

Related formsin·au·di·bil·i·ty, in·au·di·ble·ness, nounin·au·di·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for inaudible

inaudible

adjective

not loud enough to be heard; not audible
Derived Formsinaudibility or inaudibleness, nouninaudibly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for inaudible

inaudible

adj.

mid-15c., "unfit to be heard;" c.1600, "unable to be heard," from Latin inaudibilis "inaudible," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + audibilis (see audible). Related: Inaudibly; inaudibility.

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