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part of speech: adjective
definition: heard or able to be heard.
Some sounds are audible to animals but not to humans.Is the sound of the traffic still audible in the house?
inaudible, silent
similar words:
clear, discernible, distinct, loud, perceptible
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adverb + (adj.)audible barely, clearly, faintly, hardly, loud, perfectly, scarcely
(adj.)audible + adverb first, past, suddenly, typically
(adj.)audible + noun alarm, alert, audience, background, beep, breath, caller, click, device, din, distance, edition, frequency, gasp, groan, growl, grunt, gulp, hiss, hum, intake, intercom, jaw, lip, listener, mile, mumble, murmur, noise, player, pop, pounding, range, relief, roar, rush, sigh, signal, silence, snick, sound, spectrum, splash, thud, tone, utterance, vibration, warning, wheeze, whisper, whoosh  [See all][See only the most frequent]
derivations: audibly (adv.), audibility (n.)
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The word audible contains the following parts:
aud, audit, audio Latin root that means hear
-able, -ible, -ble Latin adjective-forming suffix that means capable of being, doing, or undergoing
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The suffix -able , and its variants, is attached to Latin verb roots or English transitive verbs to form adjectives. (In a small set of cases, -able is attached to a noun, e.g. knowledgeable and marriageable.) For spelling purposes, it is useful to know that -able is more likely to be added to a whole English word (comparable , adorable ), while -ible is more likely to follow a bound root (visible , legible ). However,there are still many words which combine a root with -able (capable , inevitable ). The suffix -ity can be added to any adjective ending in -able , -ible , -ble to produce a corresponding noun ending in -ability, -ibility, -bility (possible + -ity > possibility; irrevocable + -ity > irrevocability.)
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