Definition of perceptible
- a perceptible change in her tone
- a barely perceptible light
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The sound was barely perceptible.
There was a perceptible change in the audience's mood.
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If something is "perceptible," you can "capture" it with your senses. "Perceptible" traces back to the Latin word capere, which means "to take," combined with the prefix per-, which means "thoroughly." It shares the "capere" part of its ancestry with a number of other English words related to seizing or being seized, including "capture," "captor," "captivate," and even "catch."
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