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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for unnoticeably
Historical Examples
  • Anybody who does this even mildly and unnoticeably means harm to the person he is talking about.

    Criminal Psychology Hans Gross
  • The main body of the quilt was unnoticeably good, being a collection of faintly colored patches of correct construction.

  • The strange documents of the momentary and of the unnoticeably passing, originated at this time.

    Auguste Rodin Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Within the next fifteen minutes or so some other members of the family seemed to ooze in, unnoticeably.

    Cheerful--By Request Edna Ferber
  • He was human, intimate and eager, yet concentrated and impelling: he was quietly, unnoticeably drunk.

British Dictionary definitions for unnoticeably


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 unnoticeably



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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