notable

adjective
no·​ta·​ble | \ ˈnō-tə-bəl How to pronounce notable (audio) , for sense 2 also ˈnä- How to pronounce notable (audio) \

Definition of notable

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : worthy of note : remarkable a notable improvement
b : distinguished, prominent a notable author
2 archaic : efficient or capable in performance of housewifely duties

notable

noun
no·​ta·​ble | \ ˈnō-tə-bəl How to pronounce notable (audio) \

Definition of notable (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a person of note : notability
2 notables or Notables plural : a group of persons summoned especially in monarchical France to act as a deliberative body

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Other Words from notable

Adjective

notableness noun

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights was also notable for another reason: that it was written at all. Washington Post, "In a first, 22 nations condemned China’s repression of Uigher Muslims. Without the U.S.," 12 July 2019 But a notable six players under the age of 25 saw the field for the Timbers in last week’s game against Houston. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive.com, "Portland Timbers winger Marvin Loria hopes to build on impressive MLS debut," 26 June 2019 Other notable players on the Summer League roster include undrafted rookies Ky Bowman and Dedric Lawson, both of whom are strong candidates for two-way contracts, and Jimmer Fredette. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "Damian Jones, Jacob Evans highlight Warriors’ Summer League roster," 26 June 2019 Other notable players include 2018 first-rounder Martin Kaut, 2017 second-round pick Conor Timmins and center Shane Bowers, who was a 2017 first-rounder acquired from Ottawa in the Matt Duchene trade. Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post, "Colorado Avalanche development camp 2019 roster unveiled," 24 June 2019 The other notable soccer player to grace a Vogue Brazil cover was Neymar, who shared a 2014 cover with Gisele Bündchen. Alicia Delgallo, Pro Soccer USA, "USWNT coach Jill Ellis: Rose Lavelle ‘a joy’ to work with," 24 June 2019 Here are some of the more notable players next in line to get an extension. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "Dak Prescott, Michael Thomas among 16 NFL players next in line for big-money extensions," 21 June 2019 Some notable players scheduled to attend include: 2018 first-round draft pick Filip Johansson, free-agent signees Mat Robson and Nico Sturm, and recently acquired Fedor Gordeev. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, "Wild GM Paul Fenton wants to re-sign, not trade, star defenseman Jared Spurgeon," 14 June 2019 A year ago at Shinnecock Hills on Long Island, Koepka bristled at being omitted from Golf Channel’s list of notable players — and won the Open by a stroke. Karen Crouse, New York Times, "Brooks Koepka, Seeking a 3rd Straight U.S. Open Title, Could Be the Star Golf Needs," 13 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

With notables like Dapper Dan, June Ambrose, and Symone D. Sanders in attendance, last night was the perfect way to kick off the first ever Fashion House. Nandi Howard, Essence, "ESSENCE Kicked Off Fashion House With Gucci And Kering," 5 July 2019 Dozens of historic markers and mining relics pepper the trail to tell the stories of pioneers and notables, as well as the mines themselves, from the early days to the boom and ultimate bust. Jeanine Barone, The Know, "Ride your bike on these Colorado railroad routes without fear of being run over by a train," 2 July 2019 Among the notables are former third-rounder Mason House (2017), former fifth-rounder Jonny Homza (2017) and former 12th-rounder Sean Guilbe (2018) and 2016-2017 international signees Jordy Barley and Wen-Hua Sung. Jeff Sanders, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Minors: Lamet’s great next step, Logan Allen loses, Tri-City sets roster," 11 June 2019 Other area notables Staying in Cy-Fair ISD, Bridgeland made the semifinals of the Division I consolation bracket. Adam Coleman, Houston Chronicle, "Katy, Cypress Falls shine for Houston area in state 7-on-7 tourney," 29 June 2019 But the Rocket Mortgage Classic still features some worthy notables including Dustin Johnson, Gary Woodland, Bubba Watson, and, of course, Mr. Subtle Buried Elephant Himself, Rickie Fowler. Bill Speros, USA TODAY, "Rocket Mortgage Classic live blog: Updates from PGA Tour event in Detroit," 27 June 2019 So far, only two notables blazes — the Sand Fire and the McMillan Fire — have hit California this fire season. Josh Koehn, SFChronicle.com, "Rock Fire burns 1,000 acres in less than 12 hours in Stanislaus County," 26 June 2019 Los muchos años que dedicó Juan García al rescate y la preservación de la historia oral y la sabiduría popular de los afrodescendiente eventualmente llevaron a notables avances políticos en el Ecuador. Charles David Kleymeyer, Smithsonian, "Meet Juan García Salazar, the Man Who Championed Black Identity in Ecuador," 14 June 2019 Triumph came out to a strong start, with contributions from many National Review notables, and even the intellectual titan Christopher Dawson, appearing in the maiden issue. Declan Leary, National Review, "Catholics vs. Libertarians in the 1960s," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of notable

Adjective

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

Noun

1569, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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notable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of notable

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: unusual and worth noticing
: very successful or respected

notable

noun

English Language Learners Definition of notable (Entry 2 of 2)

: a famous or important person

notable

adjective
no·​ta·​ble | \ ˈnō-tə-bəl How to pronounce notable (audio) \

Kids Definition of notable

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : deserving special notice : remarkable a notable sight
2 : very successful or respected : distinguished a notable writer

Other Words from notable

notably \ -​blē \ adverb The team's star player was notably absent.

notable

noun

Kids Definition of notable (Entry 2 of 2)

: a famous person

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