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

Example Sentences

an opening night that was attended by some of Broadway's biggest notabilities
Recent Examples on the Web 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 Parsons credits the restaurant’s size, publicity and the notability of its chef as factors that drew the protesters’ attention. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 30 June 2022 Eventually, Coffman appeals to the broader Wikipedia community to decide who is right about the notability of these medal winners. Noam Cohen, Wired, 7 Sep. 2021 Artists also stand out with respect to cultural memory, while no notability type stands out with respect to communicative memory. Alex Zhavoronkov, Forbes, 28 June 2021 Suddenly, nerds of notability were being immortalized in the pages of history and, in my case, living just blocks away. Marian Salzman, Forbes, 6 May 2021 But during the final vote, the notability hawks stood their ground. Benjamin Wofford, Wired, 2 Nov. 2020 See More

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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 23 Mar. 2023.

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