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See also: markèd
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmɑːkɪd/
- (General American) IPA(key): /mɑɹkt/
- (some North American dialects, adjective: clearly evident): IPA(key): /ˈmɑɹkɪd/, /ˈmɑɹkəd/
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- Having a visible or identifying mark.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:marked
- Clearly evident; noticeable; conspicuous.
- The eighth century BC saw a marked increase in the general wealth of Cyprus.
- 1962 October, “Talking of Trains: Little passenger traffic and less freight”, in Modern Railways, pages 220-221:
- The drop in merchandise and mineral receipts again reflects the fall in steel output, most marked in the North-East; [...].
- (linguistics, of a word, form, or phoneme) Distinguished by a positive feature.
- "Young" is the marked element of the old/young pair, since the usual way of asking someone's age is "How old are you?".
- Singled out; suspicious; treated with hostility; the object of vengeance.
- (of a police vehicle) In police livery, as opposed to unmarked.
- This adjectival sense of this word is sometimes written markèd, with a grave accent. This is meant to indicate that the second e is pronounced as /ɪ/, rather than being silent, as in the verb form. This usage is largely restricted to poetry and other works in which it is important that the adjective’s disyllabicity be made explicit.
of a playing card: having a secret mark on the back for cheating
linguistics, of a word, form, or phoneme: distinguished by a positive feature
singled out; suspicious; treated with hostility; the object of vengeance
- simple past tense and past participle of
From Old Norse markaðr, marknaðr (“market”), from northern Old French market, from Old French marchiet, from Latin mercātus (“market”). Cognate with Norwegian Bokmål marked, Swedish marknad, Faroese marknaður, Icelandic markaður.
Declension of marked
- a market
- marknad (Nynorsk)
- “marked” in The Bokmål Dictionary.