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

Perhaps most notable was the terminology for different positions in the crime... Ben Zimmer, WSJ, "‘Consigliere’ Has Gone from ‘The Godfather’ to the White House," 7 Mar. 2019 The Tiffany diamond, the most notable piece in the Tiffany & Co. archives, is a 128.54-carat fancy yellow diamond which typically sits on display (under lock and key) in the brand's Fifth Avenue flagship location. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lady Gaga Just Showed up to the Oscars in One of the World's Most Famous Pieces of Jewelry," 25 Feb. 2019 The trading has already begun, with the most notable featuring Toronto’s acquisition of defenseman Jake Muzzin in a deal with Los Angeles on Jan. 28. John Wawrow, The Seattle Times, "Players brace for moves as NHL trade deadline approaches," 20 Feb. 2019 La Escollera Seasonal beachfront restaurants are ubiquitous on Ibiza during the summer, but one of the island’s most notable is also open year round. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "For Authentic Ibiza, Visit in the Winter," 15 Feb. 2019 So Aquaman having a credits scene at all is somewhat notable in itself. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Aquaman’s post-credits scene, explained," 21 Dec. 2018 As KJ Apa and Casey Cott recently demonstrated, the pair are more than happy to recreate some of Cole's most notable work. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Mark Consuelos Asked "Riverdale" Costar Cole Sprouse to Take His Headshot," 21 Dec. 2018 Other notable free agents Doug McDermott - Agreed on three-year, $22 million deal with Indiana. Sam Amick, USA TODAY, "2018 NBA free agent tracker: Analysis, contract information, best players available," 1 July 2018 In one notable case, Sri Lanka, unable to service a Chinese loan, granted a Chinese company a 99-year lease on a port close to key Indian Ocean shipping lanes. Jeremy Page, WSJ, "How the Pentagon Countered China’s Designs on Greenland," 10 Feb. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Other notables from the 2017 draft include second-round catchers Luis Campusano and Blake Hunt, third-round center fielder Mason House and 15th-rounder Cole Bellinger, the younger brother of NL Rookie of the Year favorite Cody Bellinger. Jeff Sanders, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Petco Park hosting Padres prospect game again in 2017," 28 Aug. 2017 The vocalist has performed with notables such as Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Dizzy Gillespie. Richard Chang, latimes.com, "2018-19 jazz season unveiled at the Irvine Barclay Theatre," 19 Apr. 2018 Professional dancers from the company are paired with local notables and train for several weeks leading up to the the event. Joy Sewing, Houston Chronicle, "Houston talent shines at Dancing With Houston Stars," 11 Apr. 2018 The remaining cast includes Natalie Portman, Kit Harington, Sarah Gadon and Thandie Newton, among many other notables. Michael Ordoña, San Francisco Chronicle, "Dolan excises Chastain from ‘Donovan’ movie," 14 Feb. 2018 Two notables outside Aquino are Dominican shortstop Euribel Angeles ($300,000) and Colombian right-hander Francisco Lucumi. Jeff Sanders, sandiegouniontribune.com, "How the Padres found 'special' Dominican prospect in own backyard," 4 July 2018 As a Bill Blass designer, Kansas City native Michael Vollbracht was a favorite of such notables as first lady Laura Bush (pictured) as well as Jessica Lange and Janet Jackson. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "In memoriam through June 9: Three KC fashion and art icons and a beloved chef," 9 June 2018 Other notables around the table were former U.S. senators Sam Nunn and Bill Frist, former secretary of defense William Perry, and James Mattis. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, "Behind Theranos' rise and dramatic fall: the powerful backers in money, tech and politics," 15 Mar. 2018 Other notables in the field: Kevin Kisner, Jimmy Walker, Joaquin Niemann, Jim Furyk, Aaron Wise and Norman Xiong, the 19-year-old phenom out of Oregon who won the Nickalus award as college golf's top player. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier Preivew: Picks, History, Field, Odds," 4 July 2018

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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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