Audible meaning

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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.

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An offensive play or defensive formation called at the line of scrimmage just before the snap, usually as an adjustment to the opposing team's formation.
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That is heard or that can be heard.
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To call (an audible) at the line of scrimmage.
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That can be heard; loud enough to be heard.
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Able to be heard.
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(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.

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(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.

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To call an audible.
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A play decided upon and called by the quarterback at the line of scrimmage.
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Origin of audible

  • Late Latin audībilis from Latin audīre to hear au- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French audible, from Late Latin audibilis, from Latin audire (“to hear”).
    From Wiktionary