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

  • adj. Of or relating to hearing; auditory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to hearing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One whose thoughts take the form of mental sounds or of internal discourse rather than of visual or motor images.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or acting through the auditory nerves and tracts; earminded.
  • n. One in whose mind auditory images are predominant, or especially distinct.

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

  • n. one whose mental imagery is auditory rather than visual or motor
  • adj. of or relating to the process of hearing


From Latin audīre, to hear; see au- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Irregular formation from Latin audire + -ile. (Wiktionary)



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  • JM was very excited to hear about audiles.

    March 31, 2011