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



    BrE BrE//ˈvɪzəbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪzəbl//
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  1. 1  that can be seen The house is clearly visible from the beach. Most stars are not visible to the naked eye. The moon was just visible between the clouds.
  2. 2  that is obvious enough to be noticed synonym obvious visible benefits a visible police presence He showed no visible sign of emotion. She made a visible effort to control her anger. compare invisible After using the cream for a month, I could see no visible difference.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French, or from Latin visibilis, from videre ‘to see’.Extra examples Ellie’s quite visible embarrassment His relief was all too visible. Italy has a highly visible environmental movement. Its contents were visible to all of them. She stood, half visible in the dim light. The election poster was clearly visible from the street. The flat boats were barely visible. The mountains were just visible, dusky and black. The scars remained visible all her life. The sea was now out, leaving the wreck fully visible. Their house is not visible from the street. Visible through the window is a row of small houses. We cut the trees down to make the lake visible from the house. Women are advised to wait where they are not immediately visible to approaching traffic. tiny spiders that are hardly visible to the naked eye A more visible police presence in communities is essential to combat crime. After using the cream for a month on his face, he could see no visible difference. Most stars are not visible to the naked eye. We have not noticed any visible benefits from the new system.
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