Meaning of AUDIBLE in English
au ‧ di ‧ ble /ˈɔːdəb ə l, ˈɔːdɪb ə l $ ˈɒː-/ BrE AmE adjective
[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Language: Late Latin ; Origin: audibilis , from Latin audire ; ⇨ ↑ audio ]
a sound that is audible is loud enough for you to hear it OPP inaudible :
His voice was barely audible (=could only just be heard) above the roar of the crowd.
—audibility /ˌɔːdəˈbɪləti, ˌɔːdɪˈbɪləti $ ˌɒː-/ noun [uncountable]
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▪ hear to know that a sound is being made, using your ears:
There’s no need to shout – I can hear you!
Voices could be heard in the distance.
▪ listen to pay attention to something, using your ears:
I was listening to the news on the car radio.
He never listens to anything I say.
▪ make out to hear something with difficulty:
When I got closer, I could make out a human voice.
I could just make out what he was saying.
▪ overhear to accidentally hear another person’s conversation:
I overheard her say to her friend that she had lost something.
▪ catch to hear something that someone says:
Sorry, I didn’t catch your name.
I caught the last few minutes of the programme.
▪ tune in to listen to a programme – often used in announcements on the radio:
Tune in for all the latest news and views from around the world.
Thousands of people tune in to the show every week.
▪ audible adjective loud enough to be heard:
Her words were clearly audible.
an audible whisper
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012