1. There is a palpable film of dust on these apples.
2. easily perceptible
2. There is a palpable new optimism in the country.
palpare (to touch gently, stroke) (Latin)
palpable. divide it like. PALP (SOUNDS LIKE PULP)+ABLE. after touching the PULP of fruit ITS OBVIOUS THAT every one would be ABLE TO PERCEIVE whether THE FRUIT is fresh or not. PAL means a close friend. now PALPABLE. means we r able to touch or feel our pal even when he is not present palm:: so palpable means sth u can touch by palm.