cel·​e·​brat·​ed | \ ˈse-lə-ˌbrā-təd \

Definition of celebrated

: widely known and often referred to a celebrated author

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celebratedness noun

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famous, renowned, celebrated, noted, notorious, distinguished, eminent, illustrious mean known far and wide. famous implies little more than the fact of being, sometimes briefly, widely and popularly known. a famous actress renowned implies more glory and acclamation. one of the most renowned figures in sports history celebrated implies notice and attention especially in print. the most celebrated beauty of her day noted suggests well-deserved public attention. the noted mystery writer notorious frequently adds to famous an implication of questionableness or evil. a notorious gangster distinguished implies acknowledged excellence or superiority. a distinguished scientist who won the Nobel Prize eminent implies even greater prominence for outstanding quality or character. the country's most eminent writers illustrious stresses enduring honor and glory attached to a deed or person. illustrious war heroes

Examples of celebrated in a Sentence

He is one of today's most celebrated young writers. a celebrated author making an appearance on a talk show

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By hiring a celebrated fashion talent, the brand hoped for a halo effect. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "The Calvin Klein brand hired big-name fashion designer Raf Simons to build relevancy. Now he’s out.," 27 Dec. 2018 Guests in the audience at The Royal Festival Hall were surely thrilled to see her converse with celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Secretly Attended Michelle Obama's Book Tour in London," 4 Dec. 2018 There's an invisible stripper pole, loads of jaw-dropping fashion, and the rapper spits verses at a piano while fully nude, but one of the most celebrated scenes is Cardi breastfeeding a baby (presumably her baby, Kulture). Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Cardi B Breastfeeds in Her Insanely Epic "Money" Music Video," 21 Dec. 2018 As pointed out by The New York Times, women nominees lead many of the award show's most celebrated categories, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best New Artist. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Grammys 2019 Nominations Include Multiple Nods for Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa," 7 Dec. 2018 Annapurna Pictures Colman Domingo is a celebrated American character actor, known for his work on the stage and in TV and film. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "If Beale Street Could Talk’s Colman Domingo on how movie roles for black men are changing," 14 Dec. 2018 Likewise, bloggers now have almost as much influence as celebrated decorators and the rich and famous people who usually hire them. Laura Fenton, Curbed, "How the ‘modern farmhouse’ look took over," 21 Nov. 2018 For her awards arrival, just minutes before stepping out in front of photographers, the celebrated designer was getting a quick, risky hair cut—literally in the back of a moving car. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Ken Paves Cut Victoria Beckham's Hair on the Way to the People's Choice Awards," 12 Nov. 2018 Since the debut of their very first products, Fenty Beauty has been a celebrated member of the makeup world. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "“Time” Magazine Named Fenty Beauty One of 2018’s Most Genius Companies," 8 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of celebrated

1549, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for celebrated

from past participle of celebrate

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English Language Learners Definition of celebrated

: known and praised by many people


cel·​e·​brat·​ed | \ ˈse-lə-ˌbrā-təd\

Kids Definition of celebrated

: widely known and praised a celebrated author

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