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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Other Words from celebrated

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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Chefs were not renowned or celebrated; at best, they were regarded as craftsmen. Longreads, "“We All Had the Same Acid Flashback at the Same Time”: The New American Cuisine," 29 Mar. 2018 Oldman’s win last night seemed to exemplify just how a man accused of assault could continue to have a profitable, prestigious, and celebrated career. Lara Witt, Teen Vogue, "The 2018 Oscars Seemed to Reward Alleged Abusers Despite #MeToo and #TimesUp," 5 Mar. 2018 Listen to the Music Montreal is a city of festivals, and POP is one of its most celebrated. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do in Montreal in September 2018," 10 Sep. 2018 The filmmaker — one of the most celebrated in his country, if not the world — was sentenced to a six-year jail sentence and barred for 20 years from making films, writing screenplays, giving interviews to any media, or leaving the country. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "This year’s Cannes Film Festival was a plea against complacency," 18 May 2018 For 104 years, the most celebrated of America's songwriters have counted on that fairness. Ed Christman, Billboard, "Country Hitmaker Shane McAnally's Dispute With ASCAP Puts 'Premium Payments' In Spotlight," 13 Mar. 2018 As far as culinary pairings go, chicken and waffles is among the most celebrated. Yvonne Zusel, AJC.com, "Get chicken and waffles with a twist at these metro Atlanta restaurants," 6 Mar. 2018 The Shape of Water, one of the most celebrated interspecies love stories since Beauty and the Beast, has inspired a very adult piece of fan-art – and Guillermo del Toro is less than thrilled about the NSFW homage. Mike Miller, PEOPLE.com, "Shape of Water-Inspired Sex Toy Not an 'Accurate Representation,' Says Guillermo del Toro," 13 Feb. 2018 The Royal Procession occurs every day at 2:00pm, and over the week there will be 18 group races, the most celebrated of which is the Gold Cup on Ladies' Day (Thursday). Gillian Hearst Simonds, Town & Country, "Here's What It's Like To Attend Royal Ascot," 15 June 2016

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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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not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

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