from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being heard or understood; the degree to which a thing is audible.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being audible; power of being heard; audible capacity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being audible.

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

  • n. quality or fact or degree of being audible or perceptible by the ear


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  • Certainly not ghastly Bartoli with her thin, quivering sound and facial contortions, and definitely not Gilfry with his tight baritone pushed beyond the bounds of vocal beauty for the sake of (near) audibility.

    Bel Canto

  • This was all on the pretext that he had to check the audibility and balance of the orchestra.

    Brian Dickie: Slowly But Surely...

  • A piercing, glitch-like mechanical sound drifts in and out of audibility.

    London Theater Journal: The Ugly and the Beautiful, on Stage and Newsstands - ArtsBeat Blog -

  • The main stage area, with the audience placed on either side, creates audibility problems, and for all its invention, the production sometimes feels as if it is trying too hard and needs to be allowed to simmer rather than boil all the time.


  • Hence also the problem with the audibility of the four soloists.

    The Big Finn(ish)

  • Suddenly a high-pitched shriek that scraped the upper limits of audibility echoed from behind the opaque barrier.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • He lay under a languid ceiling fan, a muted Beethoven symphony on the hi-fi just at the threshold of audibility.


  • Anyway, as Veblenesque theme parks go, it's not bad: bright and airy, shiny continental techno music emanating from the high-end designer boutiques and hovering just at the threshhold of audibility, etc., etc.

    Class struggle—the musical

  • The chorus sang with more gusto and audibility, reaching a peak a light and joyous account of the complicated fugue in the Sanctus.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The squeal of the generator keened toward the upper limit of audibility.

    Archive 2009-03-01


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