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

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And yet, some of the most acclaimed and most successful TV shows of all time premiered during the summer. Mark Dawidziak,, "‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Mad Men’ and other summer starters that turned into red-hot hits," 2 Aug. 2019 Its most acclaimed beer is the Peacekeeper, an easy-drinking smoked porter that has earned medals at both the GABF and World Beer Cup. The Know Staff, The Know, "12 under-the-radar breweries that you should be drinking at this summer," 3 July 2019 The beloved hospitality service has partnered with the Louvre to give guests unrivaled access to one of the world’s most acclaimed institutions, all while indulging in Airbnb’s most luxurious amenities. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Here’s What it Takes to Win an Overnight Stay at the Louvre," 2 Apr. 2019 Martin Jonasson is the developer behind some of the most acclaimed mobile games around: twofold, inc. and rymdkapsel. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Brick-breaking arcade game Holedown will be your new subway obsession," 29 July 2018 The Daytime Emmy-nominated series features candid roundtable discussions with actors, actresses, directors, writers, producers and cinematographers from the industry’s most acclaimed films and television shows. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hulu Lands Streaming Rights to 'Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter' Roundtable Series," 13 Feb. 2018 Marvel is working with director Destin Daniel Cretton on the project, best known for his critically acclaimed film Short Term 12. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "Marvel reveals massive Phase Four film and television slate," 21 July 2019 Bautista can perform stunts and hand-to-hand combat as well as anyone, and Uwais, the star of the acclaimed Raid films, is a martial-arts marvel, but neither one of them gets a chance to show off those skills. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Stuber Is an Old-School Buddy Comedy Made for 2019," 12 July 2019 That title instead went to acclaimed American film director Sidney Lumet in 1955. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Inside Gloria Vanderbilt's Complicated Relationships with Her Sons," 17 June 2019

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1867, in the meaning defined above

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