Definition of recognizable in English:


(also recognisable)


  • Able to be recognized or identified from previous encounters or knowledge.

    ‘there was no recognizable photograph of him’
    ‘his car was instantly recognizable’
    • ‘The requirement is for an overall design to give the series a readily recognisable identity.’
    • ‘The curve and the clock tower are enough to make the building recognizable from anywhere.’
    • ‘It makes me wonder what items in this room tonight will be recognizable ten years hence.’
    • ‘The first body found has been so mutilated it's barely recognizable as a body.’
    • ‘Get rid of flags and you deprive people of the most instantly recognisable symbol of national identity.’
    • ‘It is less grand, has no recognizable actors, and in its own way is much more artful.’
    • ‘Some of the words are recognizable, but the context makes their meaning indecipherable.’
    • ‘Not content to be the most recognizable woman on the planet, she also wants to be the most widely read.’
    • ‘The hair might be a bit thinner and greyer, but many of the faces in the historic village brass band are still recognisable.’
    • ‘His stark, bloody images with distorted faces are instantly recognisable.’
    • ‘They also claimed that moves to protect her new identity were useless as she was so instantly recognisable.’
    • ‘It is an allegory for our own society, our own people and it should be immediately recognizable to any member of the audience.’
    • ‘It was, for someone who had grown up with rock and folk music, immediately recognisable and attractive.’
    • ‘If the news business is to survive in any recognizable form, it must adapt to this new reality.’
    • ‘As the bus turned into a new recognizable road, the pavements were filled with people, scarves blowing in the wind.’
    • ‘Chalk is perhaps the most recognizable and conspicuous rock type in Europe.’
    • ‘The existence of a bourgeoisie was marked by recognizable forms of behavior and of ideas.’
    • ‘Martin's acoustic guitar playing is instantly recognisable and revered among guitar fans.’
    • ‘The words that are recognizable are not strung together in a coherent way.’
    • ‘The buildings, lights and other images are hardly recognizable in her works.’
    identifiable, noticeable, perceptible, discernible, appreciable, detectable, distinguishable, observable, perceivable
    visible, notable, measurable
    distinct, marked, conspicuous, unmistakable, clear, apparent, evident
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