[ in-aw-duh-buhl ]
See synonyms for: inaudibleinaudibly on

  1. not audible; incapable of being heard.

Origin of inaudible

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

Other words from inaudible

  • in·au·di·bil·i·ty, in·au·di·ble·ness, noun
  • in·au·di·bly, adverb

Words Nearby inaudible Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use inaudible in a sentence

  • Although almost inaudible when played alone this stop generated harmonics which powerfully reinforced the tone of the full organ.

  • He said something inaudible to Nina and went out of the room with a light, energetic stride.

    The Creators | May Sinclair
  • Amid growing uproar his observations were inaudible to the Chair, and his presence undistinguishable.

  • She did not issue an order; and in emulation of her quiet manner, his instructions to his satellites were inaudible to the guests.

    Alone | Marion Harland
  • Her voice broke; the last words were almost inaudible: it was very wonderful for her to say so much.

    Robin Redbreast | Mary Louisa Molesworth

British Dictionary definitions for inaudible


/ (ɪnˈɔːdəbəl) /

  1. not loud enough to be heard; not audible

Derived forms of inaudible

  • inaudibility or inaudibleness, noun
  • inaudibly, adverb

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