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 ?
But, imperceptibly, my need for alcohol took form and began to grow.
Then two years more went by, or perhaps three, for time passes imperceptibly in Tahiti, and it is hard to keep count of it; but at last a message was brought to Dr.
The lower slopes of the eminence melted imperceptibly into a grassy plain, the place of the meeting of three rivers.
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.
Each trial of voice, each fresh discovery of discord, almost imperceptibly induces the less perfect to modify his or her vocal utterance so as to approximate to the more perfect.
However tightly moored, they range a little at their berths, swaying imperceptibly the spire- like assemblages of cordage and spars.
How such a consciousness is communicated is very difficult to define, but it certainly is communicated very surely, and flows rapidly, imperceptibly, and irrepressibly, as water does in a creek.
Almost imperceptibly the eyes settled into a watching that was like to the stony stare of a sphinx across aching and eternal desert sands.
A parley now was set on foot between the parties; during which the artful fair so slily and imperceptibly carried on her attack, that she had almost subdued the heart of our heroe before she again repaired to acts of hostility.
And in spite of the fact that science, art, and politics had no special interest for him, he firmly held those views on all these subjects which were held by the majority and by his paper, and he only changed them when the majority changed them--or, more strictly speaking, he did not change them, but they imperceptibly changed of themselves within him.
As the single gentleman after some weeks' occupation of his lodgings, still declined to correspond, by word or gesture, either with Mr Brass or his sister Sally, but invariably chose Richard Swiveller as his channel of communication; and as he proved himself in all respects a highly desirable inmate, paying for everything beforehand, giving very little trouble, making no noise, and keeping early hours; Mr Richard imperceptibly rose to an important position in the family, as one who had influence over this mysterious lodger, and could negotiate with him, for good or evil, when nobody else durst approach his person.
But the cavalry officer melted imperceptibly out of her existence.