imperceptible Definition

  • 1impossible to perceive
  • 2not noticeable
  • 3too slight, subtle, gradual, etc. to be perceived

Using imperceptible: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "imperceptible" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    There was an imperceptible change in the temperature.

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    The difference between the two colors is almost imperceptible.

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    His accent was so slight as to be almost imperceptible.

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    The progress was slow and imperceptible.

imperceptible Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with imperceptible

  • a movement that is too small or gradual to be noticed


    The caterpillar made an imperceptible movement before it turned into a butterfly.

  • a sound that is too faint or quiet to be heard


    The bat made an imperceptible sound before it caught its prey.

  • a change that is too small or subtle to be noticed


    There was an imperceptible shift in the atmosphere before the storm hit.

Origins of imperceptible

from Latin 'in-' meaning 'not' + 'perceptibilis', from 'perceptus', past participle of 'percipere', meaning 'to perceive'


Summary: imperceptible in Brief

The term 'imperceptible' [ˌɪmpərˈsɛptəbl] refers to something that is impossible to perceive or too slight to be noticed. It can describe changes, differences, accents, or progress that are too subtle or gradual to be detected. Examples include 'The difference between the two colors is almost imperceptible.' and 'The progress was slow and imperceptible.'