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inaudible

[in-aw-duh-buh l] /ɪnˈɔ də bəl/
adjective
1.
not audible; incapable of being heard.
Origin of inaudible
1595-1605
1595-1605; in-3 + audible
Related forms
inaudibility, inaudibleness, noun
inaudibly, adverb
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  • The words were not hastily and inaudibly muttered as they too often are by the clergy of the High Anglican persuasion.

    The Missionary George Griffith
  • She muttered something, but inaudibly, and they went on as before.

    Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2) Charles James Lever
  • John Junior muttered again, inaudibly to Miss Lambkin, but not unintelligibly.

    Concerning Sally William John Hopkins
  • Insensibly and inaudibly my soul speaks to its own, and prepares it even now.

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • Her lips moved, at first inaudibly, but presently in a low murmur.

  • "He has fooled you," she murmured, inaudibly, before he spoke.

    Rhoda Fleming, Complete George Meredith
  • The son once more answered me roughly and inaudibly, and was for setting out again.

  • I do, said Aunt Pussy, as inaudibly as a bride at the altar.

    The Romance of His Life Mary Cholmondeley
  • He repeated the momentous question, firmly but inaudibly, and then went away without answering it.

    The New Warden Mrs. David G. Ritchie
  • She freshly sprang to him and again they inaudibly conversed.

    What Maisie Knew Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for inaudibly

inaudible

/ɪnˈɔːdəbəl/
adjective
1.
not loud enough to be heard; not audible
Derived Forms
inaudibility, inaudibleness, noun
inaudibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inaudibly

inaudible

adj.

mid-15c., "unfit to be heard;" c.1600, "unable to be heard," from Latin inaudibilis "inaudible," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + audibilis (see audible). Related: Inaudibly; inaudibility.

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