Definition of marked
1 : having an identifying mark
2 \or ˈmär-kəd\ : having a distinctive or emphasized character <has a marked drawl>
3 a : enjoying fame or notoriety b : being an object of attack, suspicion, or vengeance
4 : overtly signaled by a linguistic feature <with most English nouns the plural is the marked number>
markedlyplay \ˈmär-kəd-lē\ adverb
markednessplay \ˈmär-kəd-nəs\ 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.
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of marked
before 12th century
MARKED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of marked for English Language Learners
: having a mark or a particular kind of mark
: very noticeable
MARKED Defined for Kids
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