Sunday, September 01, 2002
palpable adjective [PAL-puh-buhl] Capable of being touched and felt; perceptible by the touch; as, a palpable form.
Definitions for palpable
- Capable of being touched and felt; perceptible by the touch; as, a palpable form.
- Easily perceptible; plain; distinct; obvious; readily perceived and detected; gross; as, palpable imposture; palpable absurdity; palpable errors.
Get the Word of the Day Email
Citations for palpable
A sense of devastation from the attacks remains palpable, but so too is a sense of rejuvenation.
Crowds at Kennedy-related sites around Washington were no larger than usual yesterday, but the emotion was palpable.