audible

[aw-duh-buhl]
adjective
1.
capable of being heard; loud enough to be heard; actually heard.
noun
2.
Also called automatic, checkoff. Football. a play called at the line of scrimmage to supersede the play originally agreed upon as the result of a change in strategy.

Origin:
1520–30; < Late Latin audībilis, equivalent to Latin audī(re) to hear + -bilis -ble

audibility, audibleness, noun
audibly, adverb
nonaudibility, noun
nonaudible, adjective
nonaudibleness, noun
nonaudibly, adverb
quasi-audible, adjective
quasi-audibly, adverb
subaudibility, noun
subaudible, adjective
subaudibleness, noun
subaudibly, adverb
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audible (ˈɔːdɪbəl)
 
adj
1.  perceptible to the hearing; loud enough to be heard
 
n
2.  American football a change of playing tactics called by the quarterback when the offense is lined up at the line of scrimmage
 
[C16: from Late Latin audibilis, from Latin audīre to hear]
 
audi'bility
 
n
 
'audibleness
 
n
 
'audibly
 
adv

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audible
1520s, from M.Fr. audible, from L.L. audibilis, from L. audire "to hear," from PIE *awis-dh-yo-, from base *au- "to perceive" (see audience). Related: Audibly (1630s).
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Example sentences
At that point their chanting became audible in the conference room but wasn't
  loud enough to disrupt the closed-door proceedings.
During the audible periods these two are heard whispering to each other.
That is, it was actually audible in the air right around the water where the
  whale was singing.
His weak voice was barely audible in the room.
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