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having a quality or characteristic that makes something different and easily noticed synonym characteristic 独特的；特别的；有特色的
clothes with a distinctive style 式样独特的衣服 The male bird has distinctive white markings on its head. 雄鸟的头上有明显的白色斑纹。
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Each district of the city has its own distinctive character. 这个城市的每个地区都有自己独特的特点。 Good diagrams are the book's most distinctive feature. 好的图表是这本书最显著的特点。 She heard the distinctive sounds of a Siamese cat. 她听到了暹罗猫独特的声音。 The car was silver with distinctive red stripes. 这辆车是银色的，带有明显的红色条纹。 The herb has a strong, distinctive, celery-like flavour. 这种药草有一种强烈的、独特的、类似芹菜的味道。 The kidnapper had a fairly distinctive voice with a Scottish accent. 绑架者的声音相当独特，带有苏格兰口音。 There was nothing distinctive about the envelope in which the letter came. 装这封信的信封毫无特别之处。
Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘serving to differentiate’): from late Latin distinctivus, from Latin distinct- ‘distinguished’, from the verb distinguere, from dis- ‘apart’ + stinguere ‘put out’.