Audibility



capable of being heard; loud enough to be heard; actually heard.
Also called automatic, checkoff. Football. a play called at the line of scrimmage to supersede the play originally agreed upon as the result of a change in strategy.
Historical Examples

But in the moments of their audibility they are very distinct.
The Forest Stewart Edward White

It has been affirmed that 10 miles or thereabouts is its maximum range of audibility.
Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman

The whine of the distant machine rose in pitch until it passed the limit of audibility.
Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930 Various

The symphony was ending, the final triumphant pæan soaring up and up, beyond the limit of audibility.
Ministry of Disturbance Henry Beam Piper

The thing screamed—a high, thin sound almost past the range of audibility.
The Terror from the Depths Sewell Peaslee Wright

Then, abruptly, the sound broke off into deathly silence as the limit of audibility was passed.
Wanderer of Infinity Harl Vincent

Carefully made resistances for such a purpose are sold under the name of “audibility meters.”
Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son John Mills

He laughed within a sixteenth of a note of the audibility permitted by the laws governing employees.
The Trimmed Lamp O. Henry

Beyond them two others carried on an argument that rose to audibility only now and then.
The Trial of Callista Blake Edgar Pangborn

The first rumble rose to audibility and made the ship shiver.
Beyond The Thunder H. B. Hickey

adjective
perceptible to the hearing; loud enough to be heard
noun
(American football) a change of playing tactics called by the quarterback when the offense is lined up at the line of scrimmage
adj.

1520s, from Middle French audible and directly from Late Latin audibilis, from Latin audire “to hear,” from PIE *awis-dh-yo-, from root *au- “to perceive” (see audience). Related: Audibly.

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