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audible
as in:  barely audible


She spoke in a barely audible whisper.
  capable of being heard
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Notes:
In football, the term has come to include an instruction shouted from the line of scrimmage.

Recently, the word is also being used to indicate sounds that could be played on a phone or computer; for example "audibles include creative hellos that can be downloaded."

Standard Prefix:  Note that the prefix in- means not for this word. This is one of the common meanings of the prefix in- as seen in incorrect, independent, inexpensive, inefficient, inconsiderate, ...
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Samples:
  • She spoke in a barely audible whisper.
  • It was so quiet, our breathing was the only thing audible in the room.
  • A vowel is that which without impact of tongue or lip has an audible sound.
    Aristotle  --  The Poetics of Aristotle
  • The crackling of the fire and the ticking of the clock were the only sounds audible in the room.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  The New Magdalen

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  • The chant was audible but at that distance still wordless.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • His breathing was audible, like a light snore.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Just static, barely audible, in the headphones.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • he mumbled, barely audible.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • some of the other birds tittered audibly.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • The pilot’s words were a hiss, barely audible.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet

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  • Her voice was almost inaudible.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • I gasped audibly.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • AMANDA [faintly, almost inaudibly]: —No.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • BIFF [at the table, now audible, holding up a gold fountain pen]:
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • Then from the corner of the house came a sound so soft that it might have been simply a thought, a little furtive movement, a touch of a foot on earth, the almost inaudible purr of controlled breathing.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • The marble game was barely audible, but the ragball players behind the church were loud and clear, and it took all my concentration to go on with my work.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • She is calling barely audibly.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • The signal for the roll call was barely audible through the double-paned, frostblurred windows.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • On the last night of Aunt Emily’s stay, there is a barely audible whispering that keeps me awake wondering late into the night.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • Realizing that the elements of the comedy were implied in the scene, Dexter several times began to laugh, but each time restrained the laugh before it reached audibility.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • He wears a short jacket and brilliantly polished boots which squeak audibly.
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard
  • I wish the Magician would make them inaudible instead of invisible.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • [Almost inaudibly.]
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • Drew, no audibles. I don’t want to see the ball in the air unless I call for a pass play.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • A Voice in the Funeral Group mumbles a portion of the funeral service, but the words are inaudible.
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • The enemy had discovered her, and called out in a very cheerful and persuasive tone, "Halloa, little girl, how far is it to the road?" and trembling Sylvia answered almost inaudibly, "A good ways."
    Sarah Jewett  --  A White Heron
  • Now the antagonism was audible.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Yet as the words became audible, the procession reached the steepest part of the mountain, and in a minute or two the chant had died away.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • But after less than a year the young minister had impressed his congregation to a degree that moved Dr. Finch to observe absently and audibly one Sunday: "We asked for bread and they gave us a Stone."
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Not audible, not visible.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • "My fault," Minho muttered, barely audible.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • It was barely audible over the crowd, but it was there.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • The old man’s moan was barely audible.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • I passed Paisley Fisher, noticing that he audibly gulped as I stopped.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • There was no scream, but the sickening crunch of bone and gristle was audible even through the noise of battle.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • She flew off him, crashing onto her back with an audible thud that momentarily shut her up.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Colin spoke into the cream carpet with no audible emotion.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • As he watched the screen, and sometimes Mae’s fingers on the keyboard, his chin got ever-closer to her shoulder, his breath light but audible, his smell, a simple one of soap and banana shampoo, coming to her on the winds of his tiny exhalations.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • His voice was barely audible, something less than a whisper.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The apartment where she was living was in a neighborhood where gunfire was audible every day—much scarier than the Danbury shooting range.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • He became contentious and started making comments that were audible to the judge.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The sound of the cooing pigeon was barely audible through the glass.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Then she spoke a barely audible goodbye.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Now, and here, Canadian February, I write this in the kitchen and play that section of cassette to hear not just peacocks but all the noises of the night behind them—inaudible then because they were always there like breath.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • He lowers his voice to a barely audible whisper.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • The word was barely audible.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • Outside, the rain beat on the windowpanes, just audible over the clatter of plates and cutlery.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • It simply hung now below the sky, an audible reminder of the existence of agony.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • The earl dusted himself off as the others snickered audibly.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Her voice was barely audible.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Wringer
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