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[noh-ti-suh-buh l] /ˈnoʊ tɪ sə bəl/
attracting notice or attention; capable of being noticed:
a noticeable lack of interest.
worthy or deserving of notice or attention; noteworthy:
a book that is noticeable for its vivid historical background.
Origin of noticeable
1790-1800; notice + -able
Related forms
noticeability, noun
noticeably, adverb
unnoticeable, adjective
unnoticeableness, noun
unnoticeably, adverb
Can be confused
notable, noteworthy, noticeable.
1. conspicuous, prominent 2. notable.
1. inconspicuous. Unabridged
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  • The tremor may go away or become less noticeable when you move muscles that are involved.
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  • Of course shaky hands can be quite noticeable during a teaching demonstration.
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British Dictionary definitions for noticeable


easily seen or detected; perceptible: the stain wasn't noticeable
Derived Forms
noticeability, noun
noticeably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for noticeable

1796, "worthy of notice," from notice (n.) + -able. Meaning "capable of being noticed" is from 1809. Related: Noticeably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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