marked

adjective
\ ˈmärkt How to pronounce marked (audio) \

Definition of marked

1 : having an identifying mark marked playing cards
2 \ or  ˈmär-​kəd \ : having a distinctive or emphasized character has a marked drawl
3a : enjoying fame or notoriety Winning the race made him a marked man.
b : being an object of attack, suspicion, or vengeance To his enemies, the rebel leader was a marked man.
4 : overtly signaled by a linguistic feature with most English nouns the plural is the marked number

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Other Words from marked

markedly \ ˈmär-​kəd-​lē How to pronounce markedly (audio) \ adverb
markedness \ ˈmär-​kəd-​nəs How to pronounce markedness (audio) \ noun

Examples of marked in a Sentence

He speaks with a marked accent. There was a marked change in her attitude. There's been a marked improvement in the weather.
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He was charged with disorderly conduct, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to use care in stopping and a marked lanes violation, reported WYCN. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Man who crawled onto school bus in traffic denies it was road rage, says he's not crazy | Charlotte Observer," 8 May 2018 That’s a marked change from Bungie’s last split, which saw Microsoft retaining ownership of Halo for all eternity. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Bungie divorces Activision, Epic gives our favorite game of 2017 away for free," 11 Jan. 2019 One of the biggest trends from the last few years wasn't a type of hemline or a specific color, but rather a marked change in the way shoppers acquire their clothes. Leah Bourne, Glamour, "There's a New Trend in Fashion Subscription Boxes—and We Put It to the Test," 10 Jan. 2019 Her Nancy is something of a return to the comic’s roots, and thus a marked change from the glossier look of Gilchrist’s era. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Nancy, a 1930s comic strip, was the funniest thing I read in 2018," 26 Dec. 2018 This was a marked change from when the jury had entered the courtroom that morning. Catherine Herridge, Jason Donner, Jake Gibson, Fox News, "Reporter's Notebook: Tension in Manafort trial courtroom as jury deliberates," 20 Aug. 2018 The Beacon Building would incorporate more glass into its design, a marked change from the existing brick-heavy structures. Katheleen Conti, BostonGlobe.com, "Here’s what the Citgo sign will look like next to its new neighbor," 9 May 2018 But the most marked difference is amongst younger voters. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "The Ideological Divide Of The Sexes Is Growing: More Women Support Democratic Candidates Than Men," 3 July 2018 The president’s low-key approach was a marked shift from his posture in recent days. Jonathan Lemire, The Seattle Times, "Trump claims vindication in Mueller report, goes on attack," 25 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of marked

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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marked

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of marked

: having a mark or a particular kind of mark
: very noticeable

marked

adjective
\ ˈmärkt How to pronounce marked (audio) \

Kids Definition of marked

1 : having notes or information written on it
2 : noticeable Her father speaks with a marked accent.
3 : showing identification a marked police car

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