adjective \ˈprä-mə-nənt, ˈpräm-nənt\

: important and well-known

: easily noticed or seen

: sticking out in a way that is easily seen or noticed

Full Definition of PROMINENT

:  standing out or projecting beyond a surface or line :  protuberant
a :  readily noticeable :  conspicuous
b :  widely and popularly known :  leading
prom·i·nent·ly adverb

Examples of PROMINENT

  1. He quickly became prominent in the music industry.
  2. He placed the award in a prominent position on his desk.
  3. He has a prominent nose.
  4. the most prominent peak in the mountain range
  5. … and a small precise mouth he kept pursed over teeth a shade too prominent and yellow. —John Updike, The Afterlife, 1994


Middle English promynent, from Latin prominent-, prominens, from present participle of prominēre to jut forward, from pro- forward + -minēre (akin to mont-, mons mountain) — more at mount
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with PROMINENT


adjective \ˈpräm-(ə-)nənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROMINENT

: standing out or projecting beyond a surface


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