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

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More captivating, though less celebrated, are Herbert Matter’s wondrous experiments with photography and dance. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Brave new worlds, on view at the Mead Art Museum," 14 June 2019 If not for going 0-4 in Super Bowls, the group likely would be more celebrated. Simmi Buttar, chicagotribune.com, "The NFL has had great nicknames in its history. Here are some of the best.," 14 June 2019 But the result is a surprisingly engaging, remarkably well-written mediation on the different, less-celebrated ways to grieve. Pilot Viruet, The Verge, "The 12 best overlooked TV shows of 2018," 14 Dec. 2018 The wine was lively and dry with a crisp acidity, as was the 2017 Commanderie de la Bargemone rosé ($15) from one of the oldest, most celebrated rosé producers in Provence. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "The Surprising Truth About the Price of Rosé," 24 May 2018 Known for his headstrong ways, the celebrated producer was nominated for 30 Emmys and won 10. Tribune News Service, OregonLive.com, "Steven Bochco, creator of 'Hill Street Blues' and 'NYPD Blue,' dies at 74," 2 Apr. 2018 Known for his headstrong ways, the celebrated producer was nominated for 30 Emmys and won 10. Stephen Battaglio, latimes.com, "Steven Bochco, boundary-pushing TV creator behind 'NYPD Blue' and 'Hill Street Blues,' dies at 74," 2 Apr. 2018 Known for his headstrong ways, the celebrated producer was nominated for 30 Emmys and won 10. Mary Colurso, AL.com, "'American Idol' 2018: 2 Alabama singers in solo round, but only one survives elimination," 1 Apr. 2018 Weak acting plagues the project, despite the efforts of directors Luchino Visconti, Vittorio De Sica, Mauro Bolognini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Mauro Bolognini and Franco Rossi, assembled by celebrated producer Dino De Laurentiis. Chris Ball, cleveland.com, "'Only the Brave,' now on DVD and Blu-ray (review)," 14 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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