Meaning of inaudible

inaudible




Inaudible is another way of saying “hushed” or “silent.” If you thought the bad words you muttered under your breath were inaudible, perhaps you should’ve turned off that microphone in front of you!

In Latin, audire means “to hear,” so it makes sense, then, that inaudible means “imperceptible by the ear,” since in– means “not.” You should strive to speak in a near-inaudible whisper if you need to talk to your seatmate at the opera, but in normal, everyday conversation, you won’t get your point across unless you talk at a louder volume. Synonyms for inaudible range from faint and muffled to uncommunicative and voiceless.

Definitions of inaudible
  1. adjective

    impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear

    “an
    inaudible conversation”
    synonyms:

    unhearable

    breathed, voiceless

    uttered without voice
    infrasonic

    having frequencies below those of audible sound
    silent

    having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility
    silent, unsounded

    not made to sound
    supersonic, ultrasonic

    having frequencies above those of audible sound
    unheard

    not necessarily inaudible but not heard
    imperceptible, unperceivable

    impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses
    quiet

    free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound
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    Antonyms:

    audible, hearable

    heard or perceptible by the ear
    clunky

    making a clunking sound
    sonic

    relating to audible sound
    sounding

    making or having a sound as specified; used as a combining form
    loud

    characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity
    perceptible

    capable of being perceived by the mind or senses
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