Meaning of 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

    inaudible conversation”


    breathed, voiceless

    uttered without voice

    having frequencies below those of audible sound

    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

    not necessarily inaudible but not heard
    imperceptible, unperceivable

    impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses

    free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound
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    audible, hearable

    heard or perceptible by the ear

    making a clunking sound

    relating to audible sound

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

    characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity

    capable of being perceived by the mind or senses
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