imperceptibly


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im·per·cep·ti·ble

 (ĭm′pər-sĕp′tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses: an imperceptible drop in temperature.
2. So subtle, slight, or gradual as to be barely perceptible: an imperceptible nod.

im′per·cep′ti·bil′i·ty, im′per·cep′ti·ble·ness n.
im′per·cep′ti·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.imperceptibly - in an imperceptible manner or to an imperceptible degree; "the power of the Secretary of State in London increased gradually but imperceptibly"
noticeably, observably, perceptibly - in a noticeable manner; "he changed noticeably over the years"

imperceptibly

adverb invisibly, slowly, subtly, little by little, unobtrusively, unseen, by a hair's-breadth, unnoticeably, indiscernibly, inappreciably The disease develops gradually and imperceptibly.
Translations

imperceptibly

[ˌɪmpəˈseptəblɪ] ADVimperceptiblemente

imperceptibly

[ˌɪmpərˈsɛptɪbli] adv [develop, change] → imperceptiblement

imperceptibly

advkaum wahrnehmbar; move, differ alsounmerklich; (= invisibly)unsichtbar; (= inaudibly)unhörbar

imperceptibly

[ˌɪmpəˈsɛptəblɪ] advimpercettibilmente
References in classic literature ?
Well, she does it so imperceptibly that I don't think I shall mind much.
But the cavalry officer melted imperceptibly out of her existence.
Such occasions might remind the elderly citizen of that period, before the last war with England, when Salem was a port by itself; not scorned, as she is now, by her own merchants and ship-owners, who permit her wharves to crumble to ruin while their ventures go to swell, needlessly and imperceptibly, the mighty flood of commerce at New York or Boston.
Moreover, while in most other animals that I can now think of, the eyes are so planted as imperceptibly to blend their visual power, so as to produce one picture and not two to the brain; the peculiar position of the whale's eyes, effectually divided as they are by many cubic feet of solid head, which towers between them like a great mountain separating two lakes in valleys; this, of course, must wholly separate the impressions which each independent organ imparts.
She therefore graciously smiled, assented, chatted familiarly, and did all she could to make time pass imperceptibly.
As he talked along, softly, pleasantly, flowingly, he seemed to drift away imperceptibly out of this world and time, and into some remote era and old forgotten country; and so he gradually wove such a spell about me that I seemed to move among the specters and shadows and dust and mold of a gray antiquity, holding speech with a relic of it
Now the view broadens; through the gateway of the sentinel headlands you gaze out over the wide Rhine plain, which stretches away, softly and richly tinted, grows gradually and dreamily indistinct, and finally melts imperceptibly into the remote horizon.
and never stirred or spoke again; but continued that rapt, radiant gaze, till his pulse imperceptibly stopped and his soul departed.
She glided imperceptibly a step or two nearer to Magdalen, and placed a chair for her exactly opposite the light from the window.
Uncle Scrooge had imperceptibly become so gay and light of heart, that he would have pledged the unconscious company in return, and thanked them in an inaudible speech, if the Ghost had given him time.
But she was never whimpering; no one had seen her shed tears; she was simply grave and inclined to shake her head and sigh, almost imperceptibly, like a funereal mourner who is not a relation.
We took to each other instinctively, even on our first rather difficult interview, and very gently and imperceptibly I bid for the vacant place in her heart.