no·​ta·​bil·​i·​ty | \ ˌnō-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce notability (audio) \
plural notabilities

Definition of notability

: a notable or prominent person

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Examples of notability in a Sentence

an opening night that was attended by some of Broadway's biggest notabilities

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While the ice cream man who repeatedly tricked his customer is gaining attention for his comedy skills, the man purchasing dessert is also gaining some notability, too. Rachel E. Greenspan, Time, "Refreshingly Funny Ice Cream Man's Prank Video Is a Delicious Summer Treat," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of notability

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of notability was in 1832

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formidable, illustrious, or eminent

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