Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Impossible to hear: an inaudible conversation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not able to be heard or not loud enough to be heard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not audible; incapable of being heard; silent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not audible; incapable of being heard: as, an inaudible whisper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear

Etymologies

in- +‎ audible (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We have a project which we call our inaudible project.

    Barrick Gold CEO Discusses Q3 2010 Results - Earnings Call Transcript -- Seeking Alpha

  • When they stop the music and speak, it is in inaudible half-whispers: for each other alone.

    Can Christoph Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra give each other a fresh start?

  • The history is roughly this; the early universe, in the first submicroseconds, was extremely [word inaudible] and all of the cosmic particles, protons, electrons, unstable nuclear particles, neutrinos and photons and background radiation were all hot and were all together.

    John C. Mather - Interview

  • And so to clarify matters we often need to work with a very [word inaudible] model, that has no particular connection with any particular country.

    Edmund S. Phelps - Interview

  • And on the other hand, against customer flow business share, it captured with this effort the overall market flows could be captured in an appropriate inaudible, that is another reason.

  • Some of this products may go into in standalone, some may go together into this so called inaudible.

  • We've gained six and a half percent, inaudible, which is you can see we were outpacing them nicely, and Internet as well.

  • What are your plans going forward given the current economic scenario and prospects for growth in the financial sector in national inaudible?

  • So, just to put it in perspective, this year as in prior years about $65 million came from less than $5 million deals and you've heard us talk before about $5 million in greater deals on what we've called the inaudible and that was $45 million this year, that's how you get to just over the 110.

  • (6%) 6063 [Telephony] voice calls inaudible most of the time, but not through speakers or earplugs

    Planet Maemo

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  • It just doesn't seem fair to include simple prefixation in his word count, especially since there were so many words he deserves full credit for.

    September 3, 2009

  • Someone must have coined it, and this is believable. This and 'amazement' are just the sort of thing that would be readily understood by his audience, and count towards the huge total of words he supposedly introduced. 'Audible' is known from 1529, and 'invisible' is ancient; someone must have been first to make the analogy, so why not the Bard?

    September 2, 2009

  • "in" is a fairly productive prefix, and it surely must have existed in Shakespeare's time. Is it fair to credit Shakespeare with it, even if it is first attested in his play?

    September 2, 2009

  • Shakespeare added the "in-."

    All's Well That Ends Well, Act 5, Scene 3:
    "We are old, and on our quick'st decrees / Th' inaudible and noiseless foot of time / Steals ere we can effect them."

    September 2, 2009