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

The brews come from the showcase keg room (formerly Locale’s wine cellar) and focus on notable San Diego breweries. San Diego Union-Tribune, "What’s new at San Diego casinos: restaurants, beer, mobile apps and menu changes," 8 Sep. 2019 The designer chose notable models like Slick Woods and Cindy Bruna to grace the crowd while Winnie Harlow closed out the show. Nandi Howard, Essence, "NYFW: LaQuan Smith Spring/Summer 2020 Gave The Western Trend A Latex Twist," 8 Sep. 2019 For perspective, Alexander holds up well in those categories when compared to two notable ex-49ers linebackers, Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman. Eric Branch, SFChronicle.com, "For 49ers’ Kwon Alexander, a fresh start doesn’t erase pain of tragedy," 7 Sep. 2019 His first season was a major success with a cast of notable celebrities like Emily Ratajkowski, Rowan Blanchard, and Gwendoline Christie modeling his cake-topper ruffle-y structured dresses. Teen Vogue, "The Best Runway Looks From New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2020," 7 Sep. 2019 Historically, in western cultures, with some notable exceptions, suicide cases were treated with at best disdain and at worst barbarous practices. Simon Harold Walker, Time, "If We Want to Address the Crisis of Veteran Suicide, We Must Acknowledge Its History," 6 Sep. 2019 That's what the Cowboys and Rams did last year in notable Saints losses. Stephanie Stradley, Houston Chronicle, "Stephanie Stradley’s Texans-Saints Q&A with Tom Mantzouranis," 6 Sep. 2019 The decision is the the latest in a series of developments as architecture lovers and historic preservationists wrestle with how best to honor the notable architect’s work and present it to the public. Steve Schering, chicagotribune.com, "Frank Lloyd Wright Trust to ‘reconsider’ visitor center plan after historic commission rejects it," 5 Sep. 2019 There was an abundance of notable onscreen turns at Telluride. Lisa Kennedy, The Know, "From “The Two Popes” to a Judy Garland biopic, the best films from the 2019 Telluride Film Festival," 5 Sep. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Throughout July, the Friendswood Public Library will host five events featuring panels made up of notables such as engineers and mission control officials and wives of astronauts. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Friendswood to mark its space heritage with Apollo 11 events," 6 June 2019 Other notables include Philharmonic (medium roast, maple notes) and Philtered Soul (medium, hazelnut), and range from the light, citrus New Manhattan to more daring dark and rich Turkish. Steve Zimmerman, chicagotribune.com, "The new Philz Coffee in Chicago doesn’t do espresso drinks but no one seems to mind," 29 July 2019 Other notables who played the fair early in their careers before going on to achieve major success include Sam Hunt, Parmalee, The Band Perry, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum and the Dixie Chicks. Bob Blubaugh, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Country singer Riley Green headlines concert, back by popular demand at Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair," 22 July 2019 Other notables likely to be present include Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, as well as whoever Harry and Meghan choose to be Archie’s godparents. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "It's Almost Time for Royal Baby Archie's Christening. Here's Everything We Know So Far.," 5 July 2019 While there are plenty of people who will become free agents, two notables include Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky—who Columbus will try to hold on to. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "NHL Rumors: Colorado Trades Carl Soderberg to Arizona," 25 June 2019 The many other notables that performed at Crossroads include Avett Brothers, Levon Helm and Old Crow Medicine Show. Matt Wake, al.com, "Planned Huntsville music venue postpones shows," 20 June 2019 Since the project began in 2000, every president besides Obama have been immortalized on the streets of Rapid City from notables like Thomas Jefferson to obscure chief executives like Rutherford B. Hayes. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "South Dakota’s City of Presidents Unveils Obama Statue," 16 July 2019 The panel, which included notables like Danny Glover, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and economist Julianne Malveaux overwhelmingly made a case in favor of exploring the institution of slavery and its lasting effects on the Black American community. Essence, "Reparations Hearing Makes Strong Case For Establishment Of New Commission," 19 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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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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