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As you turn the pages of this book you can almost hear his distinctive voice, chuckling over the anecdotes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There were only personal items for his holiday in the distinctive blue carrier. The Sun (2013)The closeness of these relationships was distinctive to one phase of the life cycle. American Manhood: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era (1993)The general opinion was that the most distinctive feature was the minimalist decor and aircraft hangar lighting. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Each song reflects its different writer in distinctive accents. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Your new love has a distinctive voice. The Sun (2016)The stone was very good quality and distinctive. The Sun (2010)Partners around the world sell the products in their distinctive blue glass packaging. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But they could also be set apart by their highly distinctive style. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Language is the distinctive feature of humans. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Luck is linking you to a friend who has a very distinctive voice. The Sun (2010)Design and decoration in village houses retained their distinctive quality. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)Another distinctive feature of these gulls is the pure white edge to the front of their wings. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Luck connects you to the woman with a distinctive voice. The Sun (2006)This controversial subject reminds me of the six blind men who independently touched one distinctive part of an elephant. Christianity Today (2000)But in fact Somewhere stands up as a distinctive and different work. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Throughout, a strong ensemble cast adroitly tackles the distinctive performance styles demanded by this playwright. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)The distinctive quality of a sign is that the relationship between it and the meaning it is intended to convey is genetically fixed. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)But Seinfeld's treatment was always distinctive. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The city is cut into two distinctive halves by the Nile, which is broad and beautiful here. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There is a danger in all this, of course: sending too many distinctive messages to different groups of voters could lead to charges of inconsistency. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He also appeared to have had surgery on his eyelids and had two distinctive moles, which had been highlighted on wanted posters, removed from his right cheek. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: distinctive /dɪˈstɪŋktɪv/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is distinctive has special qualities that make it easily recognizable.
His voice was very distinctive.
- American English: distinctive
- Arabic: مـُمَيِّز
- Brazilian Portuguese: distinto
- Chinese: 有特色的
- Croatian: osebujan
- Czech: výrazný
- Danish: særegen
- Dutch: onderscheidend
- European Spanish: peculiar
- Finnish: omaleimainen
- French: distinctif
- German: kennzeichnend
- Greek: χαρακτηριστικός
- Italian: caratteristico
- Japanese: 特徴的な
- Korean: 독특한
- Norwegian: særegen
- Polish: wyróżniający
- European Portuguese: distinto
- Romanian: distinct
- Russian: характерный
- Spanish: peculiar
- Swedish: särskiljande
- Thai: เด่น
- Turkish: belirgin
- Ukrainian: характерний
- Vietnamese: dễ phân biệt
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