1. capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt

- a barely palpable dust

- felt sudden anger in a palpable wave

- the air was warm and close--palpable as cotton

Similar word(s): perceptible, tangible

2. (medicine) can be felt by palpation

- a palpable tumor

Similar word(s): perceptible

3. clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

- a palpable lie

Similar word(s): obvious, apparent, evident, manifest, patent, plain, unmistakable

4. so intense as to be almost touched or felt

- there was a palpable sense of joy in the air

Similar word(s): intense