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.
Al Gore may have beaten George W. Bush on points in their first debate in 2000, but he audibly sighed.
Don’t Let Gingrich Be Gingrich David Frum January 23, 2012
“His tone of voice, too, was audibly less forceful than it normally is,” Givens continued.
Christie’s Body Language Suggests He Didn’t Believe What He Said Lloyd Grove January 9, 2014
If the crowd started to audibly sing one of his songs, he would lose track of the vocal and launch into screams of encouragement.
I’m Not Country or Pop. I’m Just Pure Garth Brooks. David Masciotra September 9, 2014
By the end of the episode, the two shared a short, but sweet kiss, silencing the frustrated fans and making America audibly “aww.”
Most Memorable Kisses of the Year Shefali Kulkarni December 29, 2010
But here the patient moaned and said audibly, “Let us go on.”
Strange True Stories of Louisiana George Washington Cable
I will hourly pray for that happy time, whispered as audibly Mr. Solmes.
Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
It was a shock so unexpected that Mrs. Churchill drew her breath under it audibly, as one does under an actual blow.
The Front Yard Constance Fenimore Woolson
She groaned her admiration so audibly, that they all turned round.
Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit Charles Dickens
The old lady groaned as she saw it, and then said audibly a prayer of thankfulness.
The Mystery of the Sea Bram Stoker
She was fingering the revolver on the bureau behind her, and breathing fast and audibly.
The Eternal City Hall Caine
perceptible to the hearing; loud enough to be heard
(American football) a change of playing tactics called by the quarterback when the offense is lined up at the line of scrimmage
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.
a female or male given name. Contemporary Examples [HOST Audie] CORNISH: But I understand there’s more to Gilchrist’s story. The Big Lie Debunked Michael Tomasky July 25, 2012 Historical Examples Well, I know this much, Audie Murphy introduced the picture. Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) The President’s Commission on the […]
the group of spectators at a public event; listeners or viewers collectively, as in attendance at a theater or concert: The audience was respectful of the speaker’s opinion. the persons reached by a book, radio or television broadcast, etc.; public: Some works of music have a wide and varied audience. a regular public that manifests […]
- Audience room
a room for holding formal interviews or hearings. Historical Examples The grove was the audience room where one might be in the shade and not too conspicuous in watching him. In Nesting Time Olive Thorne Miller From where I was on the barge, all appeared hushed in the audience room. Borneo and the Indian Archipelago […]
- Audience share
the percentage of households with television sets in use or tuned to a particular station during a specific period of time. Contemporary Examples By 2011 BSkyB outstripped the BBC in terms of cash revenues, if not audience share. James Murdoch Resigns as Chair of BSkyB: The Dynasty Ends Peter Jukes April 2, 2012 Historical Examples […]