- (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 inDown 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
Example sentences from the Web for marked
Prince George’s, like the rest of the region, is seeing a marked uptick in coronavirus cases.National Harbor curfew issued for minors as D.C. region sets coronavirus record for 17th day|Rachel Chason, Dana Hedgpeth, Fenit Nirappil|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
It held about 127 million shares at the end of September, a marked shift for an investment that once ranked as Berkshire’s biggest.Warren Buffett is going all in on the vaccine rally, piling into these stocks|Shawn Tully|November 17, 2020|Fortune
A report from the firm suggests that the title has pulled in more than $1 billion in revenue since the start of the year, a marked increase since 2019 that might be surprising given the social effects of a global pandemic.To own an AR future, Niantic wants to build a smarter map of the world|Lucas Matney|November 11, 2020|TechCrunch
Kinney said she has noticed a marked improvement in his energy levels in recent months as a result.
Lockdown conditions continued to hit beverage sales in restaurants, bars and other out-of-home venues, but Coca-Cola’s third quarter was a marked improvement on the second.How the world’s biggest advertisers are spending (or not) as industries adapt to the coronavirus pandemic|Lara O'Reilly|November 4, 2020|Digiday
And as bad as it might be for gay or lesbian people, the discrimination is markedly worse for transgender people.State of LGBT Rights: Married on Sunday, but Fired on Monday|Gene Robinson|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All of this contrasts markedly with pre-recession policies, especially what has come to be known as the “Beckham Law.”
Once Easley learned to recognize the triggers, she says, their lives improved markedly.
But unlike other recent books in its genre, Unspeakable Things is markedly uninterested in converting its readers.
Senate spending has been slight, while markedly almost $300,000 has been spent specifically in opposition to Speaker John Boehner.
They are straight or curved rods, which vary markedly in size and outline, and stain very irregularly (Fig. 123).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
The whole episode contrasts markedly with the exploit of Bishop Sinclair in Fife.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
There are not many deliberately autobiographical writings that are markedly sincere; there are not many direct human documents.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
This comes out most markedly in their attachment to their own historic Church and their readiness to work on its behalf.The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
The attitude of the Czar toward Napoleon was markedly different from that of his predecessors in defeat.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane