Definition of perceptible in English:

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perceptible

Pronunciation: /pəˈsɛptɪb(ə)l/

adjective

(Especially of a slight movement or change of state) able to be seen or noticed: a perceptible decline in public confidence
More example sentences
  • By observances I mean the tiny perceptible changes in the season, the shadows and mist, the leaves and air.
  • The piece slows symphonic time so that movement is barely perceptible.
  • These efforts have brought about a perceptible change in the quality of these libraries.
Synonyms
noticeable, perceivable, detectable, discernible;
appreciable, visible, observable, recognizable;
obvious, evident, manifest, patent, clear, distinct, plain, overt, conspicuous, distinguishable, unmistakable, unconcealed, transparent, apparent;
significant, measurable, tangible, palpable

Derivatives

perceptibility

Pronunciation: /pəsɛptɪˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • But nothing in this story is entirely clear; his unhappiness, his decision to leave, his feelings about Venice and about being away from his family - they are on the vanishing point of perceptibility.
  • As she has convincingly argued, this move is a necessary one if we are to understand not only contemporary perception but also critical perceptibility.
  • If television is the box that cuts viewers off from the outside world - as he maintains in the following interview - the hope is that perceptibility is not completely lost.

perceptibly

Pronunciation: /pəˈsɛptɪbli/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Our position as voyeurs in the ill-fated lives of the Smith family is like watching a train wreck: it's mesmerizing in its power, but you're unchanged when it's over - except your shock threshold moves perceptibly outward.
  • ‘The burden of sin and guilt and the fear of hell vanished from my mind, as perceptibly as an hundred pounds weight falling from a man's shoulder,’ he remembered.
  • The market's appetite for risk has changed perceptibly in the last two to three weeks.

Origin

Late Middle English: from late Latin perceptibilis, from Latin percipere 'seize, understand' (see perceive).

Words that rhyme with perceptible

imperceptible, susceptible

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: per|cep¦tible

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