- (of a phoneme) characterized by the presence of a phonological feature that serves to distinguish it from an otherwise similar phoneme lacking that feature, as (d), which, in contrast to (t), is characterized by the presence of voicing.
- characterized by the presence of a marker indicating the grammatical function of a construction, as the plural in English, which, in contrast to the singular, is typically indicated by the presence of the marker -s.
- specifying an additional element of meaning, in contrast to a semantically related item, as drake in contrast to duck, where drake specifies “male” while duck does not necessarily specify sex.
- occurring less typically than an alternative form, as the word order in Down he fell in contrast to the more usual order of He fell down.Compare unmarked (def. 2).
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OTHER WORDS FROM markedmark·ed·ly [mahr-kid-lee], /ˈmɑr kɪd li/, adverbmark·ed·ness, nounhalf-marked, adjectivewell-marked, adjective
Words nearby marked
Example sentences from the Web for marked
Either way, by going mechanical, you’ll notice a marked improvement in both your typing and your gaming.Best mechanical keyboard: Game, code, type, and work smoother and faster|PopSci Commerce Team|February 4, 2021|Popular Science
According to Thompson, there will be a marked increase of digital and social spending for this year’s Super Bowl.‘Bringing those experiences’: Why Verizon will use Fortnite, digital activations to boost Super Bowl spend|Kimeko McCoy|February 2, 2021|Digiday
Measuring how their patients responded to questions about their emotional state, the researchers found evidence that weighted blankets had a marked calming effect.What the science actually says about weighted blankets|Rahul Rao|January 26, 2021|Popular Science
I can’t speak exactly to why those issues did not previously get the traction, but I do think that there’s been a marked change in our society’s understanding of the significance of these things.
The in-bounds, avalanche-evaluated, yet totally ungroomed terrain comprises much of 9,845-foot Bear Mountain on the Continental Divide, with 1,245 feet of vertical and seven marked skin tracks.
It marked a groundbreaking moment in how the country viewed Jews, especially Jewish women.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Via Dolorosa ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and is marked by nine stations of the cross.
The results were awful: marked osteoporosis in the spine, hip, and femur.
When they do dine, the Hitchcocks sometimes use Limoges china marked “Plaza Athénée.”Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The coming anniversary is marked by little stickers that say “We remember” or “We are human too,” but little else.Where Chechens Go to Escape Their Surreal Past—and Risky Present|Anna Nemtsova|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In this case, I suspect, there was co-operant a strongly marked childish characteristic, the love of producing an effect.
Many British Ferns evidence a marked tendency to “sport,” and this is a fact which the beginner should always bear in mind.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
That evening in the gondola, with one old and two newer friends, is marked with a white stone in my recollection.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
No trait is better marked in the normal child than the impulse to subject others to his own disciplinary system.
They had been permitted to sit up till after the ice-cream, which naturally marked the limit of human indulgence.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin