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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The athletic department, notably, was not represented. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Ice hockey on campus? University of Louisville has 'preliminary' chat," 10 July 2018 Most notably, the evidence that at one point, a part of Mars had water for an extended period of time — meaning the planet had the right conditions to support microbial life, a necessary requirement for sustaining life on Earth. Gina Martinez, Time, "The Mars Opportunity Rover Has Defied All Odds for 15 Years. But Now, It Could Be in Danger," 6 July 2018 The new sailings, notably, can be combined with five-night, pre-and post-cruise safaris to create an extended exploration of Africa. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "Azamara Club Cruises to begin South Africa voyages," 25 June 2018 Some cities controlled by left-leaning politicians want to carry out other exhumations, notably in Seville, where one of Franco’s military commanders, Gonzalo Queipo de Llano, was also buried in a basilica. Raphael Minder, New York Times, "Plan to Exhume Franco Renews Spain’s Wrestle With History," 7 July 2018 In October, a quarter of all Senate Democrats — notably including potential 2020 contenders Sens. Nash Jenkins, Time, "How Democrats in Congress Responded to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Surprise Win," 29 June 2018 That mix included stars from across the globe—most notably, Takanori Iwata of Exile, who turned heads with his sleek and simple approach to dress. Monica Kim, Vogue, "J-Pop Star Takanori Iwata Is the Stealth Style Hit at Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton Show," 21 June 2018 Fast-forwarding to the current day, Trump has eschewed public comment on the immigration crisis while other prominent women—notably including all five living first ladies—spoke out on the family separations. Celeste Katz, Glamour, "Ivanka Trump Said She'd Fight for Women. Where Is She on the Border Crisis?," 20 June 2018 Google is bringing Gmail into 2018 with its biggest makeover to date, giving its 1.4 billion users new tools and features, including most notably, disappearing messages. Alyssa Newcomb /, NBC News, "Google's new Gmail update makes big changes to email," 25 Apr. 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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