no·​ta·​bly | \ ˈnō-tə-blē \

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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especially, particularly, specially, specifically



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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.

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In 2018, Carson continued his re-evaluation of Obama-era policy, most notably attempting to undo two of the most consequential regulations of that administration. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "HUD won one court battle, lost another under Ben Carson in 2018," 26 Dec. 2018 Most notably are shifts for the island itself, with new ziplines scattered around, and a brand-new location called Frosty Flights. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Fortnite season 7 arrives with Santa, planes, and lots of snow," 6 Dec. 2018 Most notably, there was a 2011 version in which Beyoncé was, for a short time at least, attached to costar with Cooper and director Clint Eastwood. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "A Star Was Almost Born? Here’s Who Bradley Cooper Wanted to Cast in His Movie," 13 Nov. 2018 Unfortunately for Hong Kong, some of its biggest IPOs have been a big letdown for investors, notably in the tech sector. Andrew Peaple, WSJ, "An Ugly Victory for Hong Kong in the IPO Derby," 31 Dec. 2018 Most notably Tottenham Hotspur appear to be circling around Kovačić ahead of the new season, with the future of Moussa Dembele still uncertain in north London., "Mateo Kovacic Reveals Desire to Leave Real Madrid After Growing Frustrated With Lack of Game Time," 23 June 2018 Most notably, Newsom and Villaraigosa appear to be neck-and-neck in Los Angeles County, although the poll’s margin of sampling error for the region is plus or minus 8 percentage points. Phil Willon,, "Villaraigosa in the fight of his political life as primary election for California governor nears," 1 June 2018 That never happened, for many reasons, most notably the requirement that any such agreement garner unanimity among almost 200 countries, while the US, among others, was inalterably opposed. David Roberts, Vox, "The “Trump effect” threatens the future of the Paris climate agreement," 3 Dec. 2018 Deeper cost cuts have starved some brands of investment, notably at Kraft Heinz, and big European food companies have extensive emerging-markets operations that typically grow faster. Carol Ryan, WSJ, "Campbell Soup and Nestlé: One Activist, Two Strategies," 30 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of notably

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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