The degree to which speech is understandable to the listener.
The degree to which speech can be understood. With specific reference to speech communication system specification and testing, intelligibility denotes the extent to which trained listeners can identify words or phrases that are spoken by trained talkers and transmitted to the listeners via the communication system. Return to
The ability of unfamiliar listeners to comprehend messages.
The degree to which an individual's speech is understood by others.
The quality, especially tape recorded speech, of being understandable in the sense that each individual word can be heard and recognized by a listener with normal hearing.
The degree to which a conversation can be understood or is comprehensible.
clarity of speech
The ability to detect difference among speech sounds (e.g. to hear words like manner, matter and master as separate words).
The ease of understanding a person's speech. Often, poor intelligibility results from inexact articulation. It may also be caused by reduced volume.