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[aw-duh-buh l] /ˈɔ də bəl/

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.
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.


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