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noticeable

[noh-ti-suh-buh l] /ˈnoʊ tɪ sə bəl/
adjective
1.
attracting notice or attention; capable of being noticed:
a noticeable lack of interest.
2.
worthy or deserving of notice or attention; noteworthy:
a book that is noticeable for its vivid historical background.
Origin of noticeable
1790-1800
First recorded in 1790-1800; notice + -able
Related forms
noticeability, noun
noticeably, adverb
unnoticeable, adjective
unnoticeableness, noun
unnoticeably, adverb
Can be confused
notable, noteworthy, noticeable.
Synonyms
1. conspicuous, prominent 2. notable.
Antonyms
1. inconspicuous.
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  • I there met young men, many, and not the least noticeable of whom, came from this section.

    'Tis Sixty Years Since Charles Francis Adams
  • To Gloria the note of uneasiness in his voice was not noticeable.

    Gloria and Treeless Street Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • The silence following the usual drone of conversation was noticeable.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
  • His tone was so even, so expressionless, that its slightest changes were noticeable.

    The Avenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • The distinction between the mathematician and the dialectician is also noticeable.

    The Republic Plato
British Dictionary definitions for noticeable

noticeable

/ˈnəʊtɪsəbəl/
adjective
1.
easily seen or detected; perceptible: the stain wasn't noticeable
Derived Forms
noticeability, noun
noticeably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for noticeable
adj.

1796, "worthy of notice," from notice (n.) + -able. Meaning "capable of being noticed" is from 1809. Related: Noticeably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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