Inaudible

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The adjective audible is spelled this way. The vowel of the first syllable is the digraph '-au-'; and the vowel of the second syllable is '-i-'. The same is true of the adverb audibly. The related abstract noun audibility adds a further two '-i-'s, in the third and fourth syllables.

The same is true, of course, of the negatives inaudible, inaudibly and inaudibility: the vowel of the first syllable is '-i-'; the vowel of the second syllable is the digraph '-au-'; and the vowel of the third syllable is, again. '-i-'. The related abstract noun inaudibility adds a further two '-i-'s, in the fourth and fifth syllables.


Inaudible is one of the 117 mis-spellings listed as 'Common difficulties' in the section on 'Spelling' within 'Writing' in UEfAP.