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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Victoria Beckham is back in the States and celebrated Easter weekend with her family in Miami. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Victoria Beckham Channels a Cool French Girl in Miami," 2 Apr. 2018 The celebrated Swedish producer works under many aliases. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Eric Prydz Drops 3-Track Cirez D EP: Listen," 25 June 2018 Hidden in the narrowest of spaces between adjoining concrete partitions, a historic statue by celebrated Wisconsin artist Alonzo Hauser has been encased in darkness since the early 1970s. Darryl Enriquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hidden away for nearly a half century, historic Hauser statue in Greendale might be revealed once more," 25 June 2018 Little-known today, Zamyatin influenced some of the most celebrated authors of the 20th century. The Economist, "An eerie dystopian prophecy by a disillusioned Bolshevik," 31 May 2018 The celebrated and controversial author of Portnoy’s Complaint, The Counterlife and other novels was 85. Hillel Italie, USA TODAY, "Philip Roth, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and literary icon, dies at 85," 22 May 2018 So celebrated Chicago author Stuart Dybek could be forgiven for being unclear about the book and its provenance. Debra Filcman, Chicago Reader, "Arts / Books Sean Penn and Stuart Dybek talk about Penn's new novel, which neither of them quite understands," 10 Apr. 2018 Recent releases include the conclusion of a fantasy-action series, the latest historical tale from a celebrated author, and a touching installment of a Regency series. Lidija Dorjkhand, Philly.com, "Romance round-up: Bouchet's 'Heart on Fire,' Chase's 'Duke in Shining Armor,' and Balogh's 'Someone to Wed," 25 Feb. 2018 The Woman Behind Brazil’s Modern Art Movement Tarsila do Amaral’s most celebrated works are now on display at the MoMA. Amanda Arnold, The Cut, "U.S. Olympic Snowboarder Chloe Kim Craved Ice Cream While Competing," 12 Feb. 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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to clear from alleged fault or guilt

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