Definition of noticeable in US English:



  • 1Easily seen or noticed; clear or apparent.

    ‘a noticeable increase in staff motivation’
    • ‘It's eating away the land and this has been particularly noticeable over the last five years.’
    • ‘Even more noticeable was the fact that no clear message came out of the anniversary.’
    • ‘There is a noticeable increase in confidence among staff who have been able to come back to work holding their heads high.’
    • ‘Finally, a lot of staff spend a noticeable amount of time chatting to colleagues.’
    • ‘The single, most noticeable effect the drug caused was an astounding increase in sexual desire.’
    • ‘There has been a noticeable increase in the number of Israeli-based companies coming to the market.’
    • ‘What was noticeable this year was the increase in the number of Thai families that attended.’
    • ‘The only noticeable increases are in the levels of crime and corruption, both of which continue to grow steadily.’
    • ‘As the wine warms the bouquet will become much more noticeable and the flavours apparent.’
    • ‘There has also been a noticeable change in the children, observes Donald.’
    • ‘Molloy said since the car park came into being there had been a noticeable increase in traffic on the road.’
    • ‘A rapid but noticeable change in atmosphere stirs me from my inspection.’
    • ‘More noticeable is the fact that he is obviously so much happier, and he has started being playful again.’
    • ‘The most noticeable occasion was when two actors stood in arrested motion as they came through some swing doors.’
    • ‘It is noticeable how instinctively, how easily, she establishes connections and rapport.’
    • ‘He said there was a noticeable increase in caution among people searching for a property to buy.’
    • ‘He believes it is unlikely, in the Western world, to result in a noticeable increase in either baby boys or girls.’
    • ‘However, there was no noticeable increase in security checks on members of the media.’
    • ‘There's a distinct bite to the air now, most noticeable in the early morning and in the late afternoon.’
    • ‘Teachers claim the activities have had a noticeable effect on improved pupil behaviour and attendance.’
    perceptible, discernible, detectable, distinguishable, observable, perceivable, visible, easily seen, appreciable, recognizable, notable, measurable
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    1. 1.1 Noteworthy.
      ‘a noticeable new phenomenon’
      • ‘But he said there had been noticeable differences on bus runs where pupils acted as bus monitors.’
      • ‘As it happened, neither discipline represented a noticeable difference in the final marks.’
      • ‘Perhaps the most noticeable exhibits were the sleek and powerful desktop computers.’
      • ‘I found no noticeable flavour difference from the rest of Tetley's un-organic range.’
      • ‘Certainly, such a flaw was not unique to Baddiel's Syndrome but it was particularly noticeable here.’
      • ‘The really noticeable difference in midweek, however, came off the pitch rather than on it.’
      • ‘No noticeable difference was found in tubular effects between the two groups.’
      • ‘There was no noticeable difference in survival rates between flies from the two crosses.’
      • ‘In recent times, the company has been noticeable by its absence in the PR world.’
      • ‘The most noticeable interior feature of the Malibu is its ample interior space.’
      • ‘It is noticeable that the difference between the old and young groups was retained.’
      • ‘What was most noticeable about this unusual creature was its several antennae, twice as long as its body.’
      • ‘Of course, while the colour is a big change, the most noticeable difference is the physical size of the paper.’
      • ‘But it does not produce very noticeable changes.’
      • ‘The complaints have become particularly noticeable in the past three months.’
      • ‘One of the more noticeable changes has been his ability to stay away from off-speed pitches.’
      • ‘The most noticeable difference initially, for obvious reasons, is the weather.’
      • ‘One of the most noticeable differences is that the Chester walls make a virtually complete circuit of the city.’
      • ‘One of the noticeable differences is that the skill level depends on your level of thinking and is not as reliant on speed of hand.’
      • ‘The second noticeable phenomenon is the appearance of emotional patriotism.’
      notable, worthy of note, interesting, of particular interest, significant, worthy of mention, worth taking a look at
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