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
  1. adjective
    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
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    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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  2. noun
    a football play is changed orally after both teams have assumed their positions at the line of scrimmage
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    type of:
    football play
    (American football) a play by the offensive team
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