American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. That is heard or that can be heard.
- n. Football A new or substitute offensive play called by the quarterback or a defensive formation called by a linebacker at the line of scrimmage as an adjustment to the opposing side's formation. Also called automatic.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being heard; perceivable by the ear; loud enough to be heard: as, an audible voice or whisper.
- n. That which may be heard.
- adj. Able to be heard.
- v. intransitive, American football To change the play at the line of scrimmage by yelling out a new one.
- n. American football The act of or an instance of changing the play at the line of scrimmage by yelling out a new one.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being heard; loud enough to be heard; actually heard.
- n. obsolete That which may be heard.
- adj. heard or perceptible by the ear
- n. a football play is changed orally after both teams have assumed their positions at the line of scrimmage
- From Middle French audible, from Late Latin audibilis, from Latin audire ("to hear"). (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin audībilis, from Latin audīre, to hear; see au- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And when Stenwold listened, in that very instant there was no more murmur audible from the gates.”
“That leaves only the chiclet clicking of this laptop's keyboard and the rhythmic ticking of the two battery driven clocks that are in audible range.”
“If he was, it wasn't audible from the back Ah, to have a backchannel … What I want to know is, Tom, where d'ya get them (non-vicarish) trainers?”
“On his second pass play, Leinart called an audible from the line of scrimmage, then lofted a 49-yard touchdown pass to Anquan Boldin.”
“He turned his head slightly, his lips moving in a phrase audible only to the Caverna.”
“Looking round, every face was set with a grave determination 'to do,' and there was not a word audible as the orders were spoken and the commands obeyed.”
“Then one, two, three bronze figures dash down a steep ravine below the Convent walls, and plunge into the river – a shrill chorus of voices, growing momentarily more audible, is borne upon the wind – and in a few minutes the boat is beset by a shoal of mendicant monks vociferating with all their might Ana Christian ya Hawadji!”
“… Oh, and yes, on the TV you can hear Manning yelling "Rocket" as he calls the audible and it looks like old friend Barry Cofield looks in Kerrigan's direction.”
“I hadn't given much thought to local immigrant cuisine, but after seeing several Laotian spots around, I called an audible.”
“The investment having been made, Chrysler's product planners called an audible: The 300 Luxury Series was born.”
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