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 Green is the celebrated author of Big Fit Girl, a sought-after speaker, and a columnist at SELF magazine. SELF, "How We Chose the 2019 SELF Fitness Award Winners," 5 Nov. 2019 Frey’s Second String Quartet and Third String Quartet, his most celebrated works to date, show the bewitching power of these sonorities. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, "The Otherworldly Minimalism of Jürg Frey," 29 Oct. 2019 The celebrated author is only the third Canadian on the list. Erin Hill, PEOPLE.com, "The Handmaid’s Tale Author Margaret Atwood Just Received a Big Honor from Queen Elizabeth," 25 Oct. 2019 In the following interviews and essays, seven of the year's most celebrated authors discuss these journeys in detail—and reveal their greatest travel experiences and tips. Louis Cheslaw, Condé Nast Traveler, "Writing Home," 21 Oct. 2019 Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan, via Getty Images Susan Kamil, an editor and publisher of celebrated authors whose effusive praise for her in their books’ acknowledgments made her name familiar to readers, died on Sunday in Manhattan. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Susan Kamil, a Top Book Editor and Publisher, Dies at 69," 10 Sep. 2019 Everyone needs to feel celebrated—even those of us working in the trenches. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "The Vanity Group Launches 'Grit Before The Gram' to Celebrate Black Women Behind the Music," 15 Jan. 2020 The artist who has commemorated some of the greatest moments in Alabama football history will now pay tribute to one of the most celebrated players in Crimson Tide history. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Daniel A. Moore unveils sketch for Tua Tagovailoa tribute print," 10 Jan. 2020 The 2018 recruiting class was capped with Penei Sewell choosing the Ducks over Alabama, immediately becoming the most celebrated offensive line commit in program history. oregonlive, "Justin Flowe, 5-star linebacker and nation’s top undecided prospect, commits to Oregon Ducks," 18 Dec. 2019

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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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13 Feb 2020

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“Celebrated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celebrated. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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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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