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 Southwest, like other airlines struggling with depressed travel demand, has had a flurry of fare sales during the pandemic, but this one is notable because of the $29 deal. Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY, "Planning a trip in 2021? Southwest just launched a fare sale with tickets starting at $29 one way," 5 Jan. 2021 And while the business community’s willingness to tackle heady issues of race and inclusion have been notable this year, there are early signs that, well, not much is changing. Aric Jenkins, Fortune, "Happy New Year! Nothing is going to change," 5 Jan. 2021 Though the absence of the world’s best skiers is notable, Brennan and Diggins are part of a U.S. women’s team that was competitive long before Norway took a seat. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage skier Rosie Brennan helps give US a historic gold-and-silver finish in World Cup racing," 4 Jan. 2021 Wolf’s decision to stay in journalism is also notable, given the potentially higher paying opportunities in esports for content creators, consultants and other roles. Washington Post, "Former ESPN esports reporter Jacob Wolf joins Dot Esports," 3 Jan. 2021 That was notable, since neither tight end had caught a pass since Nov. 7 against Rutgers. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Ohio State football’s unproven freshmen helped break the Clemson curse: Nathan Baird’s observations," 3 Jan. 2021 From their poor shooting to their slow start in each half, the Clippers’ loss Friday in Utah was notable for all that was missing. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, "Clippers experience a first in Utah: Fans in the stands," 2 Jan. 2021 The increase reflects slower growth than in recent years, when revenue climbed more than 60%, but any gain is notable amid the pandemic. Heather Somerville, WSJ, "Turo CEO Says Car-Renting App Plans to Go Public in 2021," 1 Jan. 2021 His success in defusing the Brexiteer fringe of his party was notable, given that rifts over the European Union have vexed the party for decades and Britain made substantial concessions to Brussels in the talks. New York Times, "Brexit, Lockdown and a Vaccine: A Head-Spinning Day of Change in U.K.," 30 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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, "Streaming Friday from famous people’s closets — a virtual runway show," 30 Apr. 2020 Among the notables: J.J. Nelson (5th round, 2015) and Steve Breaston (5th round, 2007). Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, "Arizona Cardinals' top NFL draft picks: Who is after Larry Fitzgerald on receivers list?," 3 Apr. 2020 Welcome to Sunset Suppers, a series of cooking videos shot by chefs and food notables in the first weeks of self-quarantine. Sunset Magazine, "Drink This Sunny Fizzy Cocktail at Your Next Virtual Happy Hour," 27 Mar. 2020 Still, the novel was warmly received by prominent notables, including Stephen King, John Grisham and Sandra Cisneros, who reaffirmed her support of the book in an exclusive interview last week. oregonlive, "‘American Dirt’ publisher pledges to add Latinx authors, staff and titles following criticism of book," 6 Feb. 2020 The Ringer, founded by ESPN alum Simmons in 2016, features more than 30 podcasts from Simmons and the startup's staffers as well as notables such as David Chang and Larry Wilmore. NBC News, "Spotify acquires Bill Simmons' The Ringer as part of podcast push," 5 Feb. 2020 The Alabama Music Hall of Fame is set to honor four music notables on Jan. 25 at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center in Florence. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "Alabama Music Hall of Fame to induct 4 on Saturday, including Big Mama Thornton," 22 Jan. 2020 In past years, notables such as Justin Bieber, Jay Leno and George W. Bush have participated. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Car collection of 'Fast and Furious' actor Paul Walker to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson this January," 14 Nov. 2019 In addition to performances from McCarley and her backing band of roots music vets (including from the bands of acts like Patty Griffin and Alison Krauss), the lineup includes notables such as Lilly Hiatt and Webb Wilder. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "When coronavirus cancels your grand opening," 31 Mar. 2020

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

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14 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Notable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/notable. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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notable

adjective
How to pronounce notable (audio) How to pronounce notable (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of notable

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: unusual and worth noticing
: very successful or respected

notable

noun
How to pronounce notable (audio)

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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