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noticeable

[noh-ti-suh-buhl]
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adjective
  1. attracting notice or attention; capable of being noticed: a noticeable lack of interest.
  2. worthy or deserving of notice or attention; noteworthy: a book that is noticeable for its vivid historical background.
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Origin of noticeable

First recorded in 1790–1800; notice + -able
Related formsno·tice·a·bil·i·ty, nounno·tice·a·bly, adverbun·no·tice·a·ble, adjectiveun·no·tice·a·ble·ness, nounun·no·tice·a·bly, adverb
Can be confusednotable noteworthy noticeable

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Related Words

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Examples from the Web for unnoticeable

Historical Examples

  • It is something better than impregnable; it is unnoticeable.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown

    G. K. Chesterton

  • At home the points that had seemed peculiar at school were unnoticeable.

    The Dash for Khartoum

    George Alfred Henty

  • We were now going slightly uphill, but so slightly that it was unnoticeable.

  • Be she ever so unnoticeable, she then gains, at least, the compliment of conjecture.

    Franklin Kane

    Anne Douglas Sedgwick

  • One bird makes three or four of such nests, and finally selects the one which, presumably, she deems most unnoticeable.


British Dictionary definitions for unnoticeable

unnoticeable

adjective
  1. not easily seen or detected; imperceptible
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Derived Formsunnoticeably, adverb

noticeable

adjective
  1. easily seen or detected; perceptiblethe stain wasn't noticeable
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Derived Formsnoticeability, nounnoticeably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unnoticeable

noticeable

adj.

1796, "worthy of notice," from notice (n.) + -able. Meaning "capable of being noticed" is from 1809. Related: Noticeably.

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