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.
- Clearly evident; noticeable; conspicuous.
- The eighth century BC saw a marked increase in the general wealth of Cyprus.
- (linguistics, of a word, form, or phoneme) Distinguished by a positive feature.
- e.g. in author and authoress, the latter is marked for its gender by a suffix.
- Singled out; suspicious; treated with hostility; the object of vengeance.
- A marked man.
- (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.
- (having a visible or identifying mark): See also Thesaurus:marked
- (clearly evident): manifest, noticeable, obtrusive, palpable, patent
- (distinguished by a positive feature):
- (singled out): singled out, targeted
- (in police livery):
- 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.