Meaning of AUDIBLE in English


I. ˈȯ-də-bəl adjective

Etymology: Late Latin audibilis, from Latin audire to hear; akin to Greek aisthanesthai to perceive, Sanskrit āvis evidently

Date: 1529

: heard or capable of being heard

• au·di·bil·i·ty ˌȯ-də-ˈbi-lə-tē noun

• au·di·bly ˈȯ-də-blē adverb

II. noun

Date: 1962

: a substitute offensive or defensive play called at the line of scrimmage in football

III. intransitive verb

( -bled ; au·di·bling -b(ə-)liŋ)

Date: 1974

: to call an audible

audibled to a pass play — Peter King

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