- capable of being heard; loud enough to be heard; actually heard.
Origin of audible
1520–30; < Late Latin audībilis, equivalent to Latin audī(re) to hear + -bilis -ble
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- 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
Word Origin for audible
C16: from Late Latin audibilis, from Latin audīre to hear
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1520s, from Middle French audible and directly from Late Latin audibilis, from Latin audire "to hear," from PIE *awis-dh-yo-, from root *au- "to perceive" (see audience). Related: Audibly.
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