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no·​ta·​ble ˈnō-tə-bəl How to pronounce notable (audio)
for sense 2 also
ˈnä- How to pronounce notable (audio)
: worthy of note : remarkable
a notable improvement
: distinguished, prominent
a notable author
archaic : efficient or capable in performance of housewifely duties
notableness noun


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no·​ta·​ble ˈnō-tə-bəl How to pronounce notable (audio)
: a person of note : notability
notables or Notables plural : a group of persons summoned especially in monarchical France to act as a deliberative body

Examples of notable in a Sentence

Adjective There are a few notable exceptions. a panel made up of notable authorities on the virus Noun The guest list included such notables as the President and First Lady. They introduced her to all the local notables.
Recent Examples on the Web
There have been several major settlements in recent years by chemical companies over PFAS contamination, a notable one being a $10.3 billion settlement reached by 3M in June 2023. Tracy J. Wholf, CBS News, 10 Apr. 2024 Now, private businesses are preparing to sound the alarm to legislators and plead for the rescue of a notable victim that’s bearing the weight of the issue: the state economy. Lina Ruiz, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 10 Apr. 2024 Cameron and Trump have had several notable differences of opinion in the past. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports,, 10 Apr. 2024 This milestone is a notable step toward achieving the university’s $500 million Centennial Campaign. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 10 Apr. 2024 The Fed entered the year bolstered by six months of encouraging data — and notable progress since inflation soared to 40-year highs in the middle of 2022. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, 10 Apr. 2024 The meeting between Lavrov and Xi is their first in six years and notable as heads of state do not necessarily meet with visiting ministers. Simone McCarthy, CNN, 9 Apr. 2024 The Challengers The only notable challengers to these three films are Monkey Man, which arrives on April 5th, and Civil War, which hits theaters April 12th. Mark Hughes, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Leaderboard Some notable moves this week: Daniel Moore was promoted to principal financial officer at GameStop (NYSE: GME), effective March 25, according to a regulatory filing. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 29 Mar. 2024
Since 1977, the Delta Memorial Endowment Fund's Literary Luncheon has hosted a leading Black writer in Milwaukee, including such notables as Octavia E. Butler, Maya Angelou and Jason Reynolds, to raise funds for college scholarships and support charitable organizations. Jim Higgins, Journal Sentinel, 9 Apr. 2024 Among the notables this week: Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr., who visited Denver on Tuesday, sources confirmed to The Post. Parker Gabriel, The Denver Post, 3 Apr. 2024 Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey Jr. , Carey Mulligan, Bill Hader, Colman Domingo, Timothee Chalamet, Brie Larsen, Billie Eilish, Finneas and Jared Leto were among the notables who had to wait patiently at various times in the telecast for the greenlight to sit down again. Clayton Davis, Variety, 9 Jan. 2024 President Bill Clinton and other notables from around the country have made visits here. Curtis Varnell The Timepiece,, 25 Feb. 2024 Explorer and soldier John Fremont, one of the state’s first two senators, is one of the few historic notables, as are newspaper publisher George Hearst, railroad baron Leland Stanford, political reformer Hiram Johnson and newspaper publisher William Knowland. Dan Walters, The Mercury News, 6 Mar. 2024 The enthusiastic crowd — which included several U2 family members (like Bono’s wife Alison Hewson), rocker Lenny Kravitz and other notables — obliged. Michael Schneider, Variety, 2 Mar. 2024 Since then, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Benny and Shelly Winters are among the notables who have flocked to Murrieta Hot Springs Resort‘s geothermal pools, meant to enhance everything from the appearance of skin to mood and sleep. Beth Landman, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Jan. 2024 Margot Robbie, Pedro Pascal, Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Blunt, Lily Gladstone and Selena Gomez were among the notables at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills for a private luncheon hosted by the American Film Institute to honor 2023’s 10 best films and television shows . Taylor Arthur, Los Angeles Times, 13 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1569, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of notable was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Notable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 adjective
no·​ta·​ble ˈnōt-ə-bəl How to pronounce notable (audio)
: deserving special notice : remarkable
a notable sight
: distinguished, prominent
a notable writer


2 of 2 noun
: a famous person

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