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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Their sensational careers have played out (and been consumed, debated, marketed, celebrated and overanalyzed) in concert and contrast. Brian Straus, SI.com, "The World Cup Will Be Just Fine Without the Exhausting Messi vs. Ronaldo Debate," 30 June 2018 Following is a look at ideas both celebrated and derided from companies like McDonald’s, KFC, Taco Bell and more. Tiffany Hsu, New York Times, "Meat Wrapped in Meat. Doughnut Sandwiches. Want Some of Fast Food’s Big Ideas?," 22 June 2018 This exhibit explores the career of Rube Goldberg (1883–1970), one of the most celebrated and influential cartoonists of all time. San Francisco Chronicle, "Private docent tour at the Contemporary Jewish Museum," 1 June 2018 For nearly three decades, Bohan churned out some of Dior’s most celebrated collections. Mary Dellas, The Cut, "Inside the Atelier of Dior’s Longest-Serving Designer," 23 Apr. 2018 The card, among the most celebrated and sought-after pieces in the hobby, will be offered at Heritage Auction’s spring Sports Card Auction, which will be held April 19 and 20. Rob Tornoe, Philly.com, "Ex-Eagles lineman Evan Mathis selling rare Mickey Mantle baseball card worth millions," 27 Mar. 2018 Yet, this slow-moving town has produced some of the Winter Olympics’ most celebrated and decorated speed skaters (including gold medal winners Brittany Bowe and Joey Mantia). Genevieve Wheeler, Teen Vogue, "Winter Olympics 2018: Meet Speed Skater Erin Jackson," 5 Feb. 2018 Places where sunsets are celebrated and quiet evenings are cherished daily. Kim Fundingsland, The Seattle Times, "Ruso is North Dakota’s tiniest town, home to 4 residents," 4 Feb. 2018 Johnston Canyon With its precipitous rock walls and plunging waterfalls, Johnston Canyon is home to one of Banff’s most celebrated and accessible hikes. Daniel Otis, Sunset, "Top Wow Spots of Banff & Jasper National Parks," 22 Jan. 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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occurring twice a year or every two years

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