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Unable to be heard.‘inaudible pulses of high-frequency sound’
unheard, not heard, out of earshothard to hear, hard to make out, indistinct, imperceptible, faint, muted, soft, low, muffled, stifled, whispered, muttered, murmured, mumbledView synonyms
- ‘He read speeches in a soft voice sometimes inaudible in the crowd, smiled shyly and waved as if in amazement at all the attention.’
- ‘I had to lean close to his face to hear the almost inaudible reply.’
- ‘Ashlee muttered something inaudible, and then went to the bathroom to take her shower.’
- ‘The last episode was particularly bad - at times the dialogue was almost inaudible under the music.’
- ‘Damien mumbled an inaudible reply and began sipping his coffee.’
- ‘And each time I left the little rooms I would hear another almost inaudible sigh of relief from behind me.’
- ‘After a while, the faint, almost inaudible but unmistakable sound of footsteps could be heard.’
- ‘Her voice is hushed just above the inaudible level, which might be because her voice is failing her after weeks of discussions.’
- ‘Other mammals can hear frequencies that are inaudible to humans, both lower and higher.’
- ‘Sighing with frustration, she mumbled something inaudible for a moment.’
- ‘Mead muttered something inaudible and returned to the front of the room to continue with the lesson.’
- ‘However, the main road is not far away - just far enough to render passing traffic inaudible.’
- ‘He said the large aircraft must have been flying at 20,000 ft, high enough to be practically inaudible.’
- ‘Otherwise, the guitars were just walls of noise and the singer was largely inaudible.’
- ‘Brandon mumbled an inaudible reply before seating himself at the breakfast bar.’
- ‘As they continued walking down the street, Alex mumbled something inaudible, obviously trying not to smile.’
- ‘At times he seemed to be in a colloquy with his disciples, though sadly their questions were inaudible to us.’
- ‘Outside all was quiet again until an almost inaudible knocking on the door.’
- ‘Lyrics are either totally inaudible or are in Japanese, but you can scream along anyway.’
- ‘Ashlee muttered something inaudible, and fixed her eyes on the ground.’
Late Middle English: from late Latin inaudibilis, from in- not + audibilis (see audible).
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