inaudible

Inaudible is another way of saying "hushed" or "silent." If you thought the bad words you muttered under your breath were inaudible, perhaps you should've turned off that microphone in front of you!

In Latin, audire means “to hear,” so it makes sense, then, that inaudible means “imperceptible by the ear,” since in- means “not.” You should strive to speak in a near-inaudible whisper if you need to talk to your seatmate at the opera, but in normal, everyday conversation, you won’t get your point across unless you talk at a louder volume. Synonyms for inaudible range from faint and muffled to uncommunicative and voiceless.

DEFINITIONS OF: inaudible

1

adj impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear

“an inaudible conversation”
Synonyms:
unhearable
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
Antonyms:
audible, hearable
heard or perceptible by the ear
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
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