[ dih-sur-nuh-buh l, -zur- ]
/ dɪˈsɜr nə bəl, -ˈzɜr- /
capable of being discerned; distinguishable.
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Origin of discernible
dis·cern·i·ble·ness, dis·cern·a·ble·ness, noundis·cern·i·bly, dis·cern·a·bly, adverbun·dis·cern·a·ble, adjectiveun·dis·cern·a·bly, adverb
un·dis·cern·i·ble, adjectiveun·dis·cern·i·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for discernably
/ (dɪˈsɜːnəbəl) /
able to be discerned; perceptible
Derived Formsdiscernibly or rarely discernably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for discernably
also discernable, 1560s, from French discernable, from discerner (see discern). Form with -a- was more common at first; spelling changed to -i- 17c. to conform to Latin discernibilis.
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