Meaning of inaudible in English:


Pronunciation /ɪnˈɔːdɪb(ə)l/

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  • Unable to be heard.

    ‘inaudible pulses of high-frequency sound’
    • ‘And each time I left the little rooms I would hear another almost inaudible sigh of relief from behind me.’
    • ‘I had to lean close to his face to hear the almost inaudible reply.’
    • ‘Other mammals can hear frequencies that are inaudible to humans, both lower and higher.’
    • ‘After a while, the faint, almost inaudible but unmistakable sound of footsteps could be heard.’
    • ‘He read speeches in a soft voice sometimes inaudible in the crowd, smiled shyly and waved as if in amazement at all the attention.’
    • ‘Damien mumbled an inaudible reply and began sipping his coffee.’
    • ‘As they continued walking down the street, Alex mumbled something inaudible, obviously trying not to smile.’
    • ‘Ashlee muttered something inaudible, and fixed her eyes on the ground.’
    • ‘Brandon mumbled an inaudible reply before seating himself at the breakfast bar.’
    • ‘Ashlee muttered something inaudible, and then went to the bathroom to take her shower.’
    • ‘He said the large aircraft must have been flying at 20,000 ft, high enough to be practically inaudible.’
    • ‘Her voice is hushed just above the inaudible level, which might be because her voice is failing her after weeks of discussions.’
    • ‘The last episode was particularly bad - at times the dialogue was almost inaudible under the music.’
    • ‘However, the main road is not far away - just far enough to render passing traffic inaudible.’
    • ‘At times he seemed to be in a colloquy with his disciples, though sadly their questions were inaudible to us.’
    • ‘Outside all was quiet again until an almost inaudible knocking on the door.’
    • ‘Lyrics are either totally inaudible or are in Japanese, but you can scream along anyway.’
    • ‘Otherwise, the guitars were just walls of noise and the singer was largely inaudible.’
    • ‘Sighing with frustration, she mumbled something inaudible for a moment.’
    • ‘Mead muttered something inaudible and returned to the front of the room to continue with the lesson.’
    unheard, not heard, out of earshot
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Late Middle English from late Latin inaudibilis, from in- ‘not’ + audibilis (see audible).