Definition of marked adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//mɑːkt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//mɑːrkt//
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  1. 1easy to see synonym noticeable, distinct a marked difference/improvement a marked increase in profits She is quiet and studious, in marked contrast to her sister. The recent advertising campaign has had a marked effect on sales.
  2. 2(linguistics) (of a word or form of a word) showing a particular feature or style, such as being formal or informal opposite unmarked
  3. Extra examples The animal’s tail has clearly marked stripes. There is a strongly marked difference between the two creatures. These trout are beautifully marked with bright red spots. I have noticed a marked increase in profits over the last six months.Idioms a person who is in danger because their enemies want to harm them He has been a marked man since he decided to cooperate with the police.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: marked