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marked

adjective     /mɑːkt/ US  /mɑːrkt/
describes a change or difference in behaviour or in a situation that is very obvious or noticeable: There was a marked improvement in my health when I gave up smoking. Unemployment has fallen again, although the change is less marked than last month. The president spoke with passion for an hour, in marked contrast to his subdued address to the parliament yesterday.Apparent and obviousVisible markedly     /ˈmɑː.kɪd.li/ US  /ˈmɑːr-/ adverb Eye-witness accounts of the fighting differ markedly from police reports of what happened.Apparent and obviousVisible
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