audibleness


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au·di·ble

 (ô′də-bəl)
adj.
That is heard or that can be heard.
n.
Football An offensive play or defensive formation called at the line of scrimmage just before the snap, usually as an adjustment to the opposing team's formation. Also called automatic.
v. aud·i·bled, aud·i·bling, aud·i·bles Football
v.tr.
To call (an audible) at the line of scrimmage.
v.intr.
To call an audible.

[Late Latin audībilis, from Latin audīre, to hear; see au- in Indo-European roots.]

au′di·bil′i·ty, au′di·ble·ness n.
au′di·bly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.audibleness - quality or fact or degree of being audible or perceptible by the earaudibleness - quality or fact or degree of being audible or perceptible by the ear
perceptibility - the property of being perceptible by the mind or the senses
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I made him go over them this evening on purpose; we had the greatest time at the hotel." Of all this Daisy delivered herself with the sweetest, brightest audibleness, looking now at her hostess and now round the room, while she gave a series of little pats, round her shoulders, to the edges of her dress.