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Impossible to hear: an inaudible conversation.

in·au′di·bil′i·ty n.
in·au′di·bly adv.
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Noun1.inaudibility - the quality of not being perceptible by the ear
physical property - any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
audibility, audibleness - quality or fact or degree of being audible or perceptible by the ear
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(inˈoːdəbl) adjective
not loud or clear enough to be heard. Her voice was inaudible because of the noise.
inˈaudibly adverb
inˌaudiˈbility noun
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