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Definition capable of being noticed — typically because it is different enough or large enough
  • The car makes a barely perceptible clicking sound at high speeds.
perceptible = capable of being noticed
  • She's walking with a barely perceptible limp.
  • perceptible = capable of being noticed
  • he continued after a perceptible pause
  • a perceptible sense of expectation in the court
  • perceptible changes in behavior
  • The wolf ran hard for fifty yards without gaining perceptibly on the fawn, then suddenly broke off the chase and trotted back to rejoin his fellows.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • perceptibly = noticeably
  • The ragged circle around him moved perceptibly closer.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • perceptibly = noticeably
  • It's not the lifting and cleaning, the medicines and wipes, and the distant but somehow always perceptible smell of disinfectant.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • perceptible = noticeable
  • But now, too, I see the first lines at the corners of her mouth, a strand (or two or three) of silvery hair, the barest perceptible sag to her cheek.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • perceptible = capable of being seen
  • Simon turned away from them and went where the just perceptible path led him.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • perceptible = capable of being seen
  • A perceptible chill rippled from my heart through the rest of my body.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • perceptible = noticeable
  • The jerks perceptibly diminished; as the sled gained momentum, he caught them up, till it was moving steadily along.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • perceptibly = noticeably
  • It was subtle but perceptible, and more pronounced with words that began with t.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • perceptible = noticeable
  • There is no possibility that any perceptible change will happen within our own lifetime.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • perceptible = capable of being noticed
  • I indeed perceptibly gained on it, and when, after nearly two days' journey, I beheld my enemy at no more than a mile distant, my heart bounded within me.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • perceptibly = noticeably
  • "Asheville is the last safe haven in the East," the man replied, his words barely perceptible now, nothing but dry, faint rasps.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • perceptible = capable of being heard
  • A book lay spread on the sill before her, and the scarcely perceptible wind fluttered its leaves at intervals.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • perceptible = noticeable
  • Lucy's heart beat a trifle more audibly to the stethoscope, and her lungs had a perceptible movement.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • perceptible = noticeable
  • A band of orange and yellow ignited the sky, glorious and unexpected, as spectacular as fireworks, but changing at a stately, barely perceptible pace.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • perceptible = noticeable
  • By and by, out of the stillness, little, scarcely perceptible noises began to emphasize themselves.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
perceptible = noticeable

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