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noticeable

[noh-ti-suh-buh l]
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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.
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Origin of noticeable

First recorded in 1790–1800; notice + -able
Related formsno·tice·a·bil·i·ty, nounno·tice·a·bly, adverbun·no·tice·a·ble, adjectiveun·no·tice·a·ble·ness, nounun·no·tice·a·bly, adverb
Can be confusednotable noteworthy noticeable

Synonyms

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1. conspicuous, prominent 2. notable.

Antonyms

1. inconspicuous.
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Examples from the Web for noticeably

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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

noticeable

adjective
  1. easily seen or detected; perceptiblethe stain wasn't noticeable
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Derived Formsnoticeability, nounnoticeably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for noticeably

noticeable

adj.

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

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