Origin of audibleLate Latin audibilis from Classical Latin audire: see audience
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.
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”).
audible - Computer Definition
An audiobook service from Amazon. Originally introduced by Audible Inc. in 1998, along with the first popular digital audio player (only for Audible titles), Amazon acquired the company in 2008. As of 2015, more than 180,000 titles are available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Amazon's Kindle Fire devices, and Audible content can be purchased and downloaded into iTunes. Audio digests of newspapers, magazines, newsletters and other material are also available. Audible files are in a protected MP3 format that uses the .AA extension for variable bit rates or .AAX for higher quality. Books obtained from the iTunes store have an M4B extension. AudibleSee audiobook and iTunes.
- He leaned close to his aunt and spoke in an audible whisper.
- He made an audible crunch when he jumped onto the snowy roof.
- Carmen let out a long audible breath.
- She leaned back, the audible sound of her breath catching music to his ears.
- He left South Africa while the economic crisis was still acute and at a time when the voice of the critic was audible everywhere; but, in the words of the colonial secretary (Mr Alfred Lyttelton) he had in the eight eventful years of his administration "laid deep and strong the foundation upon which a united South Africa would arise to become one of the great states of the empire."