- The definition of audible is loud enough to be heard.
A radio playing, an announcement that clearly reaches each classroom in the school and a perfectly functioning microphone are each an example of something that is audible.
Origin of audibleLate Latin audibilis ; from Classical Latin audire: see audience
verbaud·i·bled, aud·i·bling, aud·i·bles Football
Origin of audibleLate Latin audībilis, from Latin audīre, to hear; see au- in Indo-European roots.
- au′di·bil′i·ty, au′di·ble·ness
(comparative more audible, superlative most audible)
- Able to be heard.
(third-person singular simple present audibles, present participle audibling, simple past and past participle audibled)
- (intransitive, American football) To change the play at the line of scrimmage by yelling out a new one.
- The quarterback audibled after seeing the defensive formation.
- (American football) The act of or an instance of changing the play at the line of scrimmage by yelling out a new one.
- The audible changed the play to a run.
From Middle French audible, from Late Latin audibilis, from Latin audire (“to hear”).