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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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

But what made this two-day gathering notable were the participants and the competition. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Southeastern Wisconsin youth trapshooters keep busting targets and breaking records," 8 June 2019 Also notable is France’s hexagon-speckled away uniform, complete with matching socks. Siobhan Morrin, Time, "5 Big Stories to Watch in the Women's World Cup," 5 June 2019 Arya's rejection is notable for, at least, two reasons. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gendry Really Tried to Shoot His Shot on Game of Thrones," 6 May 2019 Perhaps his most notable achievement was the first free ascent of the Southeast Ridge of Cerro Torre in 2012, an ascent that was documented in the feature-length film A Snowball’s Chance in Hell. National Geographic, "In the wake of tragedy, climbers pay homage to David Lama," 19 Apr. 2019 Obama has shied away from public comment on Trump, whose administration has reversed or attacked notable achievements of his predecessor. Andrew Meldrum, Fox News, "Obama to deliver Mandela address in likely rebuke to Trump," 17 July 2018 Universal’s screening room, which closed in 2015, now seems notable mainly for its location, the beleaguered Kushner Companies site 666 Fifth Avenue. Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, "So Long to an Old (and, O.K., Shabby) Friend: Magno Screening Rooms," 27 June 2018 The action was pro forma, but notable for the stern tone and list of accusations against North Korea just 10 days after the warm meeting between Trump and Kim. Anne Gearan, chicagotribune.com, "Trump declares North Korea still a threat, despite his claim after historic summit," 23 June 2018 As for notable achievements, actor Chris Pratt and producer Lena Waithe will receive the Generation Award and Trailblazer Award, respectively. Editors, USA TODAY, "Verizon's 'unlimited' mobile plan, MTV Movie & TV Awards: 5 things you need to know Monday," 18 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Meet notables including Yung Wing, Ira Dimock, Morgan Brainard and more, on this walking tour of the historic cemetery. courant.com, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 10 June 2019 Along the way, the operation has attracted notables besides Lasseter, among them then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the late actor David Carradine, who staged a train heist on the passenger coaches as part of a charity event. Daniel Miller, latimes.com, "Walt Disney's first love lives on at this historic California ranch," 24 May 2018 Keen’s reporting seems largely to consist of hopscotching among lunch dates with notables, inviting them to earnestly dilate on worthy topics. Stephen Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "Tech books by Billy Gallagher, Emily Chang, Chris Hughes, Andrew Keen," 2 Mar. 2018 The 2019 summit, which is taking place this week, will have appearances and panels with notables such as Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Stacey Abrams, Anna Wintour, and Brie Larson, with Oprah Winfrey delivering the keynote address. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "Tina Brown on 10 Years of Women in the World," 11 Apr. 2019 Other fashion industry notables included designer Wes Gordon with his husband Paul Arhnold, designer Molly Moorkamp (in a floral gown of her own creation that emitted delightfully strong Jackie Kennedy vibes) and Diesel’s Stefano Rosso. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "There Were Altuzarra Dresses Aplenty at The Frick’s Annual Young Fellows Ball," 23 Mar. 2019 Real-life notables who’ve appeared on the show include Maria Sharapova, David Chang, and Daniel Boulud. The Editors, Town & Country, "Everything We Know So Far About Season 4 of Billions," 20 Dec. 2018 Foreign notables included Britain’s Prince Charles and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Andrew Duehren, WSJ, "Dignitaries Gather in Washington for George H.W. Bush’s State Funeral," 5 Dec. 2018 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

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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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