What does the word discernible mean?

Usage examples for discernible

  1. The faint speck on the horizon, discernible only through the captain's glass, was hours in taking on the form of a ship. – American Merchant Ships and Sailors by Willis J. Abbot
  2. About the mouth and eyes, a touch of austere melancholy was discernible, even now, in the animation of the moment. – A Venetian June by Anna Fuller
  3. One of the most remarkable examples in this category of dubitanda, is the oft- repeated case of Toads and similar animals found inclosed within the solid wood of living trees, or even within blocks of stone, with no discernible communication with the external air, or at least no aperture by which they could have entered their prison, yet, in every instance, alive. – The Romance of Natural History, Second Series by Philip Henry Gosse