adjective \ˈmärkt\

: having a mark or a particular kind of mark

: very noticeable

Full Definition of MARKED

:  having an identifying mark
\or ˈmär-kəd\ :  having a distinctive or emphasized character <has a marked drawl>
a :  enjoying fame or notoriety
b :  being an object of attack, suspicion, or vengeance
:  overtly signaled by a linguistic feature <with most English nouns the plural is the marked number>
mark·ed·ly \ˈmär-kəd-lē\ adverb
mark·ed·ness \ˈmär-kəd-nəs\ noun

Examples of MARKED

  1. He speaks with a marked accent.
  2. There was a marked change in her attitude.
  3. There's been a marked improvement in the weather.

First Known Use of MARKED

before 12th century


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