cel·​e·​brat·​ed | \ ˈse-lə-ˌbrā-təd How to pronounce celebrated (audio) \

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
Recent Examples on the Web After four years of tutelage from one of the most celebrated chefs in the country, Drew Erickson is back in his hometown. Roger Sands, Forbes, "Acclaimed Chefs Debuting At These Restaurants," 5 Apr. 2021 In his new biography of the novelist, though, Blake Bailey paints a vivid portrait of the Jewish kid from New Jersey who would go on to become one of the world’s most celebrated authors. BostonGlobe.com, "A new biography presents the unvarnished Philip Roth, revealing a complex man," 1 Apr. 2021 This is a homecoming for Lopez, who in a two-decade career at The Times rose to become one of its most celebrated investigative journalists. Los Angeles Times, "Robert J. Lopez returns to L.A. Times as accountability reporter on Metro desk," 29 Mar. 2021 Lynch is one of the most celebrated comedy actresses working today. Joe Otterson, chicagotribune.com, "Jane Lynch joins ABC comedy pilot ‘Bucktown’," 22 Mar. 2021 In 1767, four years before starting Progress of Love, Fragonard became famous after creating the most celebrated painting of the era, usually known in English as The Swing. Jerry Saltz, Vulture, "The Frick on Madison Finally Lets You See Fragonard Up Close," 18 Mar. 2021 Frank Stitt, the celebrated chef and co-owner of Highlands Bar and Grill, first got to know Frank McEwen, the founding father of McEwen & Sons grits, because Stitt bought feed for his horses from McEwen. Bob Carlton | Bcarlton@al.com, al, "The story behind these glorious Alabama grits," 24 Feb. 2021 Cook up comfort with a New York Times Cooking recipe for a savory tourtière, or one for maple-roasted rack of venison from the celebrated Canadian chef Martin PicardofAu Pied de Cochon (often credited with reimagining poutine with foie gras). Stephanie Rosenbloom, New York Times, "How to Pretend You’re in Quebec City Tonight," 22 Dec. 2020 The commission concluded that Lee Circle should be rechristened Leah Chase Circle, after the celebrated local chef and proprietor of Dooky Chase's Restaurant. Keith Spera, NOLA.com, "Spera: If New Orleans streets are getting renamed, Fats Domino should top the list," 10 Dec. 2020

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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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The first known use of celebrated was in 1549

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“Celebrated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celebrated. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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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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