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no·​ta·​ble ˈnō-tə-bəl How to pronounce notable (audio)
for sense 2 also
ˈnä- How to pronounce notable (audio)
: worthy of note : remarkable
a notable improvement
: distinguished, prominent
a notable author
archaic : efficient or capable in performance of housewifely duties
notableness noun


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no·​ta·​ble ˈnō-tə-bəl How to pronounce notable (audio)
: a person of note : notability
notables or Notables plural : a group of persons summoned especially in monarchical France to act as a deliberative body

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
In 2020 the Recording Academy — which puts on the Grammy Awards annually — launched the Black Music Collective, a group of notable Black music creators and professionals who aim to amplify Black voices within the Academy and the larger music community. Mesfin Fekadu, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Sep. 2023 Other notable storms to achieve this include Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and the record Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Emily Shapiro, ABC News, 8 Sep. 2023 Here’s a quick glance at some of the nation’s most notable harvested alligator records and reports. Cortney Moore, Fox News, 7 Sep. 2023 One of her most notable memories from the experience was wearing red lipstick for the first time. Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 7 Sep. 2023 Baltimore's most notable September heatwaves are below. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2023 Yes, a quarter of a billion dollars can buy a lot of things, though Herbert apparently hasn’t bought anything particularly notable yet. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2023 Perhaps the episode's most notable merging of all three of those things came about two thirds of the way in, when Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) finally met the dark Jedi mercenary Baylan Skoll (the late Ray Stevenson). Evan Romano, Men's Health, 6 Sep. 2023 And so began a 7-play, 71-yard drive notable for its efficiency, success and excitement. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Aug. 2023
Other notables who appeared on the show include Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Natalie Imbruglia and all three Hemsworth brothers, Liam, Luke and Chris. 6. Mike Rose, cleveland, 12 Aug. 2023 Other notables from around the conference included Deion Sanders and Colorado being picked to finish 11th. Kevin Reynolds, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 July 2023 Other notables who are having a tough time include Bryson DeChambeau, who had two bogeys and a double bogey during his first 10 holes of play. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 20 July 2023 Other notables included social media influencer Jay Shetty, big Democratic donors like Florida lawyer John Morgan and civil rights activist Martin Luther King III. Bydarlene Superville, Fortune, 23 June 2023 Whether of reality television fame, political standing, or athletic prominence, these notables are often standouts in a field packed with elites and athletes supporting a cause. Shannon Larson,, 14 Apr. 2023 Those notables were not included in the Reuters analysis. Reuters, NBC News, 27 June 2023 Other notables include: NIL compensation may not be contingent upon enrollment at a specific institution. Mark Heim |, al, 27 June 2023 Other notables include: The onetime headquarters of the New York Stock Exchange At 20 Broad Street, traders once paced the floors as the market rose and dipped. Gabriela Riccardi, Quartz, 23 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


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


1569, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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

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Cite this Entry

“Notable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 adjective
no·​ta·​ble ˈnōt-ə-bəl How to pronounce notable (audio)
: deserving special notice : remarkable
a notable sight
: distinguished, prominent
a notable writer


2 of 2 noun
: a famous person

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