[ noh-ti-suh-buhl ]
/ ˈnoʊ tɪ sə bəl /


attracting notice or attention; capable of being noticed: a noticeable lack of interest.
worthy or deserving of notice or attention; noteworthy: a book that is noticeable for its vivid historical background.

Nearby words

  1. nothing ventured, nothing gained,
  2. nothing will come of nothing,
  3. nothingness,
  4. notice,
  5. notice board,
  6. notifiable,
  7. notifiable disease,
  8. notification,
  9. notify,
  10. notion

Origin of noticeable

First recorded in 1790–1800; notice + -able

SYNONYMS FOR noticeable
ANTONYMS FOR noticeable

Related forms
Can be confusednotable noteworthy noticeable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unnoticeably

  • He was human, intimate and eager, yet concentrated and impelling: he was quietly, unnoticeably drunk.

  • Within the next fifteen minutes or so some other members of the family seemed to ooze in, unnoticeably.

  • The strange documents of the momentary and of the unnoticeably passing, originated at this time.

    Auguste Rodin|Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Anybody who does this even mildly and unnoticeably means harm to the person he is talking about.

British Dictionary definitions for unnoticeably


/ (ˈnəʊtɪsəbəl) /


easily seen or detected; perceptiblethe stain wasn't noticeable
Derived Formsnoticeability, nounnoticeably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for unnoticeably



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper