ac·​claimed | \ ə-ˈklāmd How to pronounce acclaimed (audio) \

Definition of acclaimed

: enthusiastically praised an acclaimed performance/performer the city's most acclaimed restaurants Greenfeld is best known as a journalist, the author of five acclaimed books of nonfiction …— Jay McInerney

Examples of acclaimed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In all, the report is an unflattering portrayal of one of the world’s most acclaimed restaurants—one that punctures its idyllic image of itself. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 7 July 2022 Released a quarter-century ago this spring, Radiohead’s OK Computer remains one of the most acclaimed landmarks of the 1990s in any medium. Kyle Smith, National Review, 30 June 2022 Both within Miami Vice and his other acclaimed films like Thief or Collateral, Mann is well-known for capturing the beauty and the danger of cities at night. Christian Holub,, 8 Apr. 2022 Anna Sui, the acclaimed fashion designer, was, like Mr. Hannah, a native of the Midwest who navigated her way to New York. New York Times, 15 June 2022 Following the news of Virgil Abloh’s death on Sunday, people across music and fashion have taken to social media to share their tributes to the acclaimed artist and fashion designer who died at 41 after a private battle with cancer. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 29 Nov. 2021 Renovated by the acclaimed designer himself, the three-level main house boasts six spacious double bedrooms and four bathrooms, which provides more than enough space for 12 guests. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 8 Nov. 2021 The project’s lead designer is Deb Sivigny, an acclaimed designer of scenery and costumes. Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2021 Olivier Assayas writes and directs the series, which is a remake of his acclaimed 1996 film of the same name. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 2 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of acclaimed

1867, in the meaning defined above

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“Acclaimed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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