1. Evident; observable: noticeable changes in temperature.
2. Worthy of notice; significant: a noticeable change in the composer's style.
Synonyms: noticeable, marked, conspicuous, prominent, salient, striking
These adjectives mean tending to attract notice. Noticeable refers to something that can be readily noticed or observed: The player's great height provided a very noticeable advantage on the basketball court. What is marked is emphatically evident: a marked limp; a marked success. Conspicuous applies to what is immediately apparent and noteworthy: a shirt with a conspicuous stain; a leader occupying a conspicuous place in the nation's history. Prominent connotes a standing out, especially from others of a kind: a prominent landmark; prominent moments in her career. What is salient is so prominent and consequential that it seems to leap out and claim the attention: His most salient feature is his irrepressible sense of humor. Striking describes something that seizes the attention and produces a vivid impression on the sight or the mind: The child bears a striking resemblance to his uncle. See Also Synonyms at perceptible.
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