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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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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The company has suffered from slowing global economic growth, notably in the car market, which includes some of the chemical giant’s biggest clients. Ruth Bender, WSJ, "Chemicals Giant BASF to Cut 5% of Global Workforce," 27 June 2019 Not surprisingly, the all-price-point metro Denver real estate market is continuing to boom with year-to-date increases across the board, but most notably in total sales volume (+4%) and new listings (+8%). Kelli Williams, The Denver Post, "LIV SIR May Market Reports: Denver real estate continues to boom, with major opportunities for both buyers and sellers," 20 June 2019 The bear – the symbol of Spain – can be seen throughout the restaurant, most notably in portrait wearing a space suit. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "MAD: A sensory ambush arrives at River Oaks District," 19 June 2019 Lynchings were used to terrorize and control black people, notably in the South following the end of slavery. Kelebogile Zvobgo, The Conversation, "Maryland has created a truth commission on lynchings – can it deliver?," 14 June 2019 The former major league pitcher, whose scouting ground covers Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan — and notably in this case — Ohio, zeroed in on the Horizon League champion’s outfield, specifically power-hitter Peyton Burdick and speedster J.D. Orr. Wells Dusenbury,, "The Wright Stuff — College standouts, Marlins draftees Peyton Burdick and J.D. Orr sticking together at next level," 8 June 2019 Most notably, Oaxacan cuisine—often considered the heart of Mexico’s culinary culture—has finally entered the American spotlight. Naomi Tomky, Fortune, "Oaxacan Cuisine Looks Poised to Make Its Mark With U.S. Diners," 8 June 2019 That movie, notably, aired without a full complement of commercials, as sponsors shied away from supporting a film with that subject matter. Brian Lowry, CNN, "LBGTQ TV: A history of gay characters, from Stonewall to 'Batwoman'," 7 June 2019 Most notably, the trust paid $1.5 million to Brown’s family in 2017 to settle a wrongful death claim against Ferguson. Topher Sanders, ProPublica, "A Lawsuit Over Ferguson’s “Debtors Prison” Drags On," 31 May 2019

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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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