[ aw-duh-buh l ]
/ ˈɔ də bəl /
capable of being heard; loud enough to be heard; actually heard.
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Origin of audible
1520–30; < Late Latin audībilis, equivalent to Latin audī(re) to hear + -bilis -ble
OTHER WORDS FROM audible
au·di·bil·i·ty, au·di·ble·ness, nounau·di·bly, adverbnon·au·di·bil·i·ty, nounnon·au·di·ble, adjective
non·au·di·ble·ness, nounnon·au·di·bly, adverbqua·si-au·di·ble, adjectivequa·si-au·di·bly, adverbsub·au·di·bil·i·ty, nounsub·au·di·ble, adjectivesub·au·di·ble·ness, nounsub·au·di·bly, adverb
Words nearby audible
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British Dictionary definitions for non-audible
/ (ˈɔːdɪbəl) /
perceptible to the hearing; loud enough to be heard
American football a change of playing tactics called by the quarterback when the offense is lined up at the line of scrimmage
Derived forms of audibleaudibility or audibleness, nounaudibly, adverb
Word Origin for audible
C16: from Late Latin audibilis, from Latin audīre to hear
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