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

What’s notable, though, is that both sectors are primarily driven by brick-and-mortar, rather than e-commerce — which could be either an opportunity for Wish or a red flag. Hilary George-parkin, Vox, "Wish, the super popular, ultra-cheap shopping app, explained," 17 June 2019 Sadly, those numbers from Dark Phoenix‘s box-office tally aren’t performing so well in the U.S., compared with other blockbuster superhero franchises — the most notable, obviously, being Disney’s box office-smashing Marvel Cinematic Universe. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Dark Phoenix star Kodi Smit-McPhee on the uncertain future of the X-Men," 10 June 2019 The most notable: The warmth of the ensemble’s actors, who as the show dictates must also play instruments while portraying the characters that surround Guy and Girl’s blossoming relationship. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "Mad Cow’s ‘Once’ hits the heart but doesn’t quite grab the soul | Review," 9 June 2019 The finding was notable, first, for providing insights into what kind of architecture to search for in the actual gustatory cortex — and perhaps in other sensory cortices as well. Quanta Magazine, "Brains Speed Up Perception by Guessing What’s Next," 2 May 2019 Women find inspiration for Derby hats from all over the world, from Australia’s racing tracks to the Royal family and their notable, if sometimes audacious, hats. Luke Sharrett, National Geographic, "Why the Kentucky Derby is a 145-year-old celebration of hats," 2 May 2019 For one thing, it is arranged in alphabetical order, elaborately cross-referenced, introducing concepts and methods along with authors, and including contributions from notable, like-minded non-Oulipians such as John Ashbery and Gilbert Sorrentino. Luc Sante, Harper's magazine, "A Crew of Variegated Weirdos," 10 Jan. 2019 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Other area notables Staying in Cy-Fair ISD, Bridgeland made the semifinals of the Division I consolation bracket. Adam Coleman, Houston Chronicle, "Katy, Cypress Falls shine for Houston area in state 7-on-7 tourney," 29 June 2019 But the Rocket Mortgage Classic still features some worthy notables including Dustin Johnson, Gary Woodland, Bubba Watson, and, of course, Mr. Subtle Buried Elephant Himself, Rickie Fowler. Bill Speros, USA TODAY, "Rocket Mortgage Classic live blog: Updates from PGA Tour event in Detroit," 27 June 2019 So far, only two notables blazes — the Sand Fire and the McMillan Fire — have hit California this fire season. Josh Koehn, SFChronicle.com, "Rock Fire burns 1,000 acres in less than 12 hours in Stanislaus County," 26 June 2019 Los muchos años que dedicó Juan García al rescate y la preservación de la historia oral y la sabiduría popular de los afrodescendiente eventualmente llevaron a notables avances políticos en el Ecuador. Charles David Kleymeyer, Smithsonian, "Meet Juan García Salazar, the Man Who Championed Black Identity in Ecuador," 14 June 2019 Triumph came out to a strong start, with contributions from many National Review notables, and even the intellectual titan Christopher Dawson, appearing in the maiden issue. Declan Leary, National Review, "Catholics vs. Libertarians in the 1960s," 11 June 2019 The meal was well-attended by New Orleans culinary notables, including chef Paul Prudhomme, left, who gave a present to Chase, right. Ann Maloney, nola.com, "Chase, Prudhomme, Clevenger share a laugh in ’06: Vintage," 11 June 2019 Sure, there were some notables in my youth — Kasi Lemmons, Julie Dash, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Millicent B. Shelton — and others taking the mantle today: Ava DuVernay, Cheryl Dunye, Tina Mabry, Melina Matsoukas, Dee Rees. Janet Mock, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Pose' Writer-Producer: What I Learned From My First Directing Experience (Guest Column)," 7 June 2019 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

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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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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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