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Definition of "audible" []

  • That is heard or that can be heard. (adjective)
  • Football A new or substitute offensive play called by the quarterback or a defensive formation called by a linebacker at the line of scrimmage as an adjustment to the opposing side's formation. Also called automatic. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "audible" in a sentence
  • "And when Stenwold listened, in that very instant there was no more murmur audible from the gates."
  • "That leaves only the chiclet clicking of this laptop's keyboard and the rhythmic ticking of the two battery driven clocks that are in audible range."
  • "If he was, it wasn't audible from the back Ah, to have a backchannel … What I want to know is, Tom, where d'ya get them (non-vicarish) trainers?"