Capable of being touched and felt; perceptible by the touch; as, a palpable form.
- Capable of being handled, touched, or felt; tangible: "Anger rushed out in a palpable wave through his arms and legs” ( Herman Wouk).
- Easily perceived; obvious: "There was a palpable sense of expectation in the court” ( Nelson DeMille). See Synonyms at perceptible.
- Medicine That can be felt by palpating: a palpable tumor.