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[noh-ti-suh-buh l] /ˈnoʊ tɪ sə bəl/
attracting notice or attention; capable of being noticed:
a noticeable lack of interest.
worthy or deserving of notice or attention; noteworthy:
a book that is noticeable for its vivid historical background.
Origin of noticeable
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.
1. conspicuous, prominent 2. notable.
1. inconspicuous. Unabridged
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  • Soon so many of them were in that the throng of the Breakwater was noticeably smaller.

    Mayflower (Flor de mayo) Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • He struck me as a dapper man, noticeably, but not offensively, self-satisfied.

  • I know that many of the painters of the day were noticeably impressed.

    Adventures in the Arts Marsden Hartley
  • He grew daily more sullen and repellent, toward Albert noticeably so.

    Wayside Courtships Hamlin Garland
  • The air was noticeably thinner there and their burdens heavier.

    Space Prison Tom Godwin
British Dictionary definitions for noticeably


easily seen or detected; perceptible: the stain wasn't noticeable
Derived Forms
noticeability, noun
noticeably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for noticeably



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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