- strikingly noticeable; conspicuous: with marked success.
- watched as an object of suspicion or vengeance: a marked man.
- having a mark or marks: beautifully marked birds; to read the marked pages.
- (of a phoneme) characterized by the presence of a phonological feature that serves to distinguish it from an otherwise similar phoneme lacking that feature, as (d), which, in contrast to (t), is characterized by the presence of voicing.
- characterized by the presence of a marker indicating the grammatical function of a construction, as the plural in English, which, in contrast to the singular, is typically indicated by the presence of the marker -s.
- specifying an additional element of meaning, in contrast to a semantically related item, as drake in contrast to duck, where drake specifies “male” while duck does not necessarily specify sex.
- occurring less typically than an alternative form, as the word order in Down he fell in contrast to the more usual order of He fell down.Compare unmarked(def 2).
Origin of marked
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1. striking, outstanding, obvious, prominent.
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Examples from the Web for markedly
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He approached, on his side, confidentially, but not too markedly so.The Secret Agent
The architecture of Egypt, for example, exhibited them markedly.Architecture
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He was markedly polite to Jimmy Urquhart, much more so than his habit was.Love and Lucy
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The moral character of Allah was not markedly in advance of that of his people.
In this the Roman ritual is markedly different from the Greek.
- obvious, evident, or noticeable
- singled out, esp for punishment, killing, etca marked man
- linguistics distinguished by a specific feature, as in phonology. For example, of the two phonemes /t/ and /d/, the /d/ is marked because it exhibits the feature of voice
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Word Origin and History for markedly
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