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noticeable

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adjective no·tice·able \ˈnō-tə-sə-bəl\

Simple Definition of noticeable

  • : able to be easily seen or noticed

Full Definition of noticeable

  1. 1 :  worthy of notice

  2. 2 :  likely to be noticed

no·tice·ably play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of noticeable

  1. The spot on your shirt is very noticeable.

  2. There has been a noticeable improvement in her behavior.

  3. a noticeable change in the weather

  4. It was noticeable that they were not prepared to give the presentation.



1796

First Known Use of noticeable

1796

Synonym Discussion of noticeable

noticeable, remarkable, prominent, outstanding, conspicuous, salient, striking mean attracting notice or attention. noticeable applies to something unlikely to escape observation <a piano recital with no noticeable errors>. remarkable applies to something so extraordinary or exceptional as to invite comment <a film of remarkable intelligence and wit>. prominent applies to something commanding notice by standing out from its surroundings or background <a doctor who occupies a prominent position in the town>. outstanding applies to something that rises above and excels others of the same kind <honored for her outstanding contributions to science>. conspicuous applies to something that is obvious and unavoidable to the sight or mind <conspicuous bureaucratic waste>. salient applies to something of significance that merits the attention given it <the salient points of the speech>. striking applies to something that impresses itself powerfully and deeply upon the observer's mind or vision <the region's striking poverty>.

NOTICEABLE Defined for Kids

noticeable

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adjective no·tice·able \ˈnō-tə-sə-bəl\

Definition of noticeable

  1. :  deserving notice :  likely to attract attention <a noticeable spot>

no·tice·ably \-blē\ adverb <The volume got noticeably louder.>




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