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


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

Other Words from notable


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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective With concerns about the economy, several financially related product categories reported notable year-over-year increases in TV ad impressions these include; investment services (including crypto), banking and payments and credit cards. Brad Adgate, Forbes, 4 Aug. 2022 The gathering of conservatives in Dallas is slated to include other notable pro-Trump political figures who will take to the stage amid the aftermath of the House Jan. 6 committee's public hearings investigating the Capitol insurrection. Rick Klein, ABC News, 4 Aug. 2022 Russia claimed to have captured a major strategic position held by Ukraine’s forces since 2015, marking what would be a notable advance by Moscow in Ukraine’s east. WSJ, 4 Aug. 2022 Baseball stars, notable sports figures and celebrities shared their grief on social media, along with some of their favorite moments of Scully's 67-year career behind the mic. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 3 Aug. 2022 Winners and Losers: See a rundown of the most notable results. New York Times, 3 Aug. 2022 One of his most notable football calls featured the San Francisco 49ers’ NFC championship win in 1982 — Joe Montana finding Dwight Clark in the back of the end zone in the final minute. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 3 Aug. 2022 Not only did the visually stunning trailer unveiled at San Diego's Comic-Con blow fans away, but the cast is stacked with notable stars, including a Tony nominee and a Game of Thrones alum. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 3 Aug. 2022 And even just today rising singer Conan Gray showed off a dramatic Chopova skirt—ticking the notable menswear skirt moments up to two-in-one-day. André-naquian Wheeler, Vogue, 3 Aug. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But Netflix’s comments last month about a potential password crackdown, which followed years of indifference within its top brass, make any rumblings on the topic notable. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 5 May 2022 When the empire collapsed after World War I, a local notable, Ahmet Zogu, was elevated to sovereign of an independent kingdom. Washington Post, 21 Jan. 2022 He was photographed with the president in the Oval Office and aboard Air Force One, and was soon a national notable. New York Times, 19 Dec. 2021 Among prior screen versions were two made in his native France, the 1934 one notable as Julien Duvivier’s first collaboration with Jean Gabin. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 11 Sep. 2021 Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith, an adviser to the survey, called the stability at the top and bottom of the list notable. Susan Page, USA TODAY, 30 June 2021 The company’s Series A and Series B rounds last year raised $13.8 million and $30 million respectively, with the latter notable for being led by Ribbit Capital with participation from Bezos Expeditions, Jeff Bezos’s personal venture capital fund. Tolu Olasoji, Quartz, 3 June 2021 Kim Kardashian West, left, Karlie Kloss and Hailey Bieber are among the fashion notables taking part in the May 1 Fashion Unites virtual runway show streaming on YouTube at 1 p.m. PDT. Los Angeles Times, 30 Apr. 2020 Among the notables: J.J. Nelson (5th round, 2015) and Steve Breaston (5th round, 2007). Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, 3 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of notable


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


1569, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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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.



Kids Definition of notable (Entry 2 of 2)

: a famous person

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