no·​ta·​bil·​i·​ty ˌnō-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce notability (audio)
plural notabilities
: a notable or prominent person

Examples of notability in a Sentence

an opening night that was attended by some of Broadway's biggest notabilities
Recent Examples on the Web Prior to Musk’s takeover of X/Twitter last year, the checkmark was granted to public figures and organizations who provided proof of identity and met standards of notability and authenticity. Sara Chernikoff, USA TODAY, 8 Aug. 2023 Fisher, who previously auctioned off equipment only to rid the company of old inventory, had a better idea — to use the mic’s sudden notability for a good cause. Praveena Somasundaram, Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2023 The process involved uploading a photo of your identification (such as a passport or driver’s license), along with submitting press links to support your notability. Nathan Pettijohn, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2023 Twitter’s blue ticks were originally a status symbol earned by users with notability in their field, free of charge. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2023 Unlike the company's past verification criteria, new subscribers to Twitter Blue will not be checked for their activeness, notability or authenticity, Twitter says. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 24 Mar. 2023 Frontcourt upgrades showing off The Mavericks’ two biggest offseason additions — in stature and notability — have shown flashes of what Dallas expects will be a more imposing, more assertive frontcourt rotation this season. Dallas News, 3 Oct. 2022 Twitter accounts that had been previously verified for notability. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 10 Nov. 2022 Aside from confirming the identity of an individual, Twitter also verifies accounts based on certain notability criteria. Caitlin McLean, USA TODAY, 14 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of notability was in 1832

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“Notability.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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