from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective perceptible by the ear. Opposite of inaudible.

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  • adjective That can be heard; audible

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  • adjective heard or perceptible by the ear


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  • The Guardian, February 2015:

    Wearables, hearables and nearables won't dethrone smartphones


    Hearablessmart ear devices featuring 3D audio notification – may prove a more accurate, less obtrusive sub sector of health and fitness wearables. Proximity to blood vessels within the ear mean that products such as Valencell’s heart rate earphones allow users to precisely and continuously measure weak blood flow signals during extreme physical activity. This provides a highly accurate picture of heart rate, respiration rate, and other blood flow parameters, while allowing them to still listen to music while they train.

    March 4, 2015

  • hearable, n. usually plural

    Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, January 2015:

    Wearables, hearables, nearables and payables will be some of the buzzwords of 2015 as the mobile revolution takes the next great leap. Mobile and social trends will continue to drive technical, product and content innovation with subscription and rental models increasingly driving digital revenues.

    April 18, 2015