[ US /dɪˈsɝnəbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /dɪsˈɜːnəbə‍l/ ]
  1. capable of being perceived clearly
    an essay with a meaning that was not always discernible
  2. perceptible by the senses or intellect
    things happen in the earth and sky with no discernible cause
    the newspaper reports no discernible progress in the negotiations
    the skyline is easily discernible even at a distance of several miles
  3. capable of being seen or noticed
    a discernible change in attitude
    an observable change in behavior
    a clearly evident erasure in the manuscript
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How To Use discernible In A Sentence

  • an essay with a meaning that was not always discernible
  • In fact, all three trends are already discernible. The Times Literary Supplement
  • The difference between the two is readily discernible.
  • But as if divining his thoughts -- just as they passed through the dining-room door, Euphra looked round at him, almost over Funkelstein's shoulder, and, without putting into her face the least expression discernible by either of the others following, contrived to banish for the time all Hugh's despair, and to convince him that he had nothing to fear from Funkelstein. David Elginbrod
  • The trail becomes more precipitous as we plod steadily across a long ridge that is barely discernible from the fog folding around us. Times, Sunday Times
  • The vegetable dumplings, in contrast, were almost inedible, with a slimy exterior and no discernible flavour.
  • Nor are there any evident truths discernible without regard to our historical context.
  • At her worst, she serves up a sludge of disparate data that do not cumulate to any discernible or persuasive argument.
  • Upon one of the boughs, high off the ground, almost indiscernible from the night around it, a hunched form sat motionless, as if waiting.
  • By the age of about 8 there is no discernible difference. Times, Sunday Times
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