Notable or Noticeable?

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Notable or Noticeable?

  • Notable. "Notable" means "worthy of comment," "noteworthy," or "distinguished." A "notable" is "a person of note or importance." For example:
    • There were two notable guests at the party.
    • He made several notable points in his speech.
    • I was a notable in the banking sector, but I've retired.
  • Noticeable. "Noticeable" means "detectable" (i.e., capable of being seen or noticed). For example:
    • Is the coffee stain noticeable?
    notable or noticeable?


    The adjective "notable" means "worthy of comment," "worthy of distinction," "celebrated," "widely known," or "esteemed." As a noun, it can mean "a person of note."

    Example sentences with "notable":
    • The award is for the volunteer who has made the most notable contribution to the development of netball at a local level.
    • I would like to discuss some notable omissions from the text I gave you.
    • Be respectful. He is a very notable fellow.
    • There will be several notables present.
    • (Here, "notable" is a noun (in its plural form).)


    The adjective noticeable means detectable (i.e., sufficient to be seen or noticed).

    Example sentences with "noticeable":
    • The blue sheen in your hair is hardly noticeable.
    • The difference in processing speed is quite noticeable.
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