- (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
Example sentences from the Web for marked
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.
Rather than going over-the-top, Spader has chosen a markedly more intriguing route.
Though the designers have markedly different aesthetics, both articulate how intrinsic personalization is to the process.
Since that break he had been progressing, markedly but unimpeded, toward larger and more horrendous acts of violence.Don’t Call Navy Yard Gunman Aaron Alexis a Veteran|Jacob Siegel|September 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They were markedly different from the books the children did like.This Freedom|A. S. M. Hutchinson
The pupils, however, are markedly contracted, and do not react to light.
Its characteristics are so markedly different, however, that the function of preservation is certainly the main one.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology|Charles Bradfield Morrey
This was a markedly prominent feature in his feelings; and children, too, never failed to make friends with him at once.Biography of Rev. Hosea Ballou|Maturin M. Ballou
At Cincinnati, then a town of some fifteen hundred inhabitants, the attentions of the leading citizens were markedly cordial.The Life of John Marshall Volume 3 of 4|Albert J. Beveridge