no·​ta·​bly | \ ˈnō-tə-blē How to pronounce notably (audio) \

Definition of notably

1 : in a notable manner : to a high degree was notably impressed
2 : especially, particularly other powers, notably Britain and the United States— C. A. Fisher

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Examples of notably in a Sentence

Several senior executives were notably absent from the proceedings. The film's plot was notably lacking.
Recent Examples on the Web Most notably, quinine was a common though unscientific and ineffective treatment during the 1918-19 influenza pandemic. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Nov. 2021 Winning Sunday's game is important for the Raiders for many reasons but most notably because of the current playoff picture landscape and how that could shake out moving forward. The Enquirer, 20 Nov. 2021 His age was notably tender; most of the other John Smiths were in their eighties or older. Susan Orlean, The New Yorker, 19 Nov. 2021 Thanksgiving has come to Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital — but one doctor was notably absent from Seattle for the holiday. Ally Mauch,, 18 Nov. 2021 Meanwhile, the series is notably light on the Tiger King himself, Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic. Amelia Tait, Wired, 17 Nov. 2021 Cell costs would need to be notably below $100 per kilowatt hour for mainstream production to take off, but this isn’t looking likely. Neil Winton, Forbes, 14 Nov. 2021 Most notably, the plan to launch 5G services on C-Band frequencies has been in the works for several years and really took on momentum after the three big U.S. carriers spent over $80 billion earlier this year to get access to these frequencies. Bob O'donnell, USA TODAY, 12 Nov. 2021 Trends are, notably, improving in southern states like Florida and Texas – hotspots over the summer months. Julia Musto, Fox News, 12 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of notably

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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24 Nov 2021

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“Notably.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of notably

: in a way that attracts or deserves attention
: especially or particularly

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