1. [ adjective ] capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt
Synonyms: tangible

"a barely palpable dust" "felt sudden anger in a palpable wave" "the air was warm and close--palpable as cotton"

Related terms: impalpable obvious perceptible
2. [ adjective ] (medicine) can be felt by palpation

"a palpable tumor"

Related terms: medicine perceptible
Similar spelling:   palpably