audible

Something audible can be heard. Sometimes things that people don't want others to hear become audible, such as a growling stomach during a quiet moment at the movies.

Coming from the Latin audīre, "to hear," audible is an adjective meaning "heard" or "hearable." A scream is audible, a barking dog next door is audible, and a siren is audible. Why do some writers use the expression "a barely audible whisper?" Isn’t that what a whisper is — something you can barely hear?

DEFINITIONS OF: audible

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adj heard or perceptible by the ear

“he spoke in an audible whisper”
Synonyms:
hearable
clunky
making a clunking sound
sonic
relating to audible sound
sounding
making or having a sound as specified; used as a combining form
loud
characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity
perceptible
capable of being perceived by the mind or senses
Antonyms:
inaudible, unhearable
impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear
breathed, voiceless
uttered without voice
infrasonic
having frequencies below those of audible sound
silent
having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility
silent, unsounded
not made to sound
supersonic, ultrasonic
having frequencies above those of audible sound
unheard
not necessarily inaudible but not heard
imperceptible, unperceivable
impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses
quiet
free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound
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n a football play is changed orally after both teams have assumed their positions at the line of scrimmage

Type of:
football play
(American football) a play by the offensive team
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