inaudible

[ in-aw-duh-buh l ]
/ ɪnˈɔ də bəl /

adjective

not audible; incapable of being heard.

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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inaudible

/ (ɪnˈɔːdəbəl) /

adjective

not loud enough to be heard; not audible
Derived Formsinaudibility or inaudibleness, nouninaudibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inaudibly

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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