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noticeable

[noh-ti-suh-buh l] /ˈnoʊ tɪ sə bəl/
adjective
1.
attracting notice or attention; capable of being noticed:
a noticeable lack of interest.
2.
worthy or deserving of notice or attention; noteworthy:
a book that is noticeable for its vivid historical background.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; notice + -able
Related forms
noticeability, noun
noticeably, adverb
unnoticeable, adjective
unnoticeableness, noun
unnoticeably, adverb
Can be confused
notable, noteworthy, noticeable.
Synonyms
1. conspicuous, prominent 2. notable.
Antonyms
1. inconspicuous.
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Examples for noticeably
  • Transportation and lodging are noticeably cheaper than they are in summer.
  • However, when the green chiles cooked in the oil, the air was noticeably hotter and almost made my eyes water.
  • It doesn't make me smarter or help my memory noticeably.
  • There was something noticeably different about this year's team, seen especially in this series.
  • Suppose, for example, one wants to avoid becoming noticeably heavier.
  • Last week, before a tentative agreement was announced, the wrangling became noticeably bitter.
  • Fireballs tend to trek across the sky at a noticeably slower pace and leave behind visible smoke trails that can last for minutes.
  • The city streets have a more relaxed feel then, and traffic noticeably clears.
  • But things are now changing, slightly but noticeably.
  • We've changed presidents, and that image has been noticeably lacking on our promotional materials lately.
British Dictionary definitions for noticeably

noticeable

/ˈnəʊtɪsəbəl/
adjective
1.
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 noticeably

noticeable

adj.

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

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