not·​ed ˈnō-təd How to pronounce noted (audio)
: well-known by reputation : eminent, celebrated
notedly adverb
notedness noun
Choose the Right Synonym for noted

famous, renowned, celebrated, noted, notorious, distinguished, eminent, illustrious mean known far and wide.

famous implies little more than the fact of being, sometimes briefly, widely and popularly known.

a famous actress

renowned implies more glory and acclamation.

one of the most renowned figures in sports history

celebrated implies notice and attention especially in print.

the most celebrated beauty of her day

noted suggests well-deserved public attention.

the noted mystery writer

notorious frequently adds to famous an implication of questionableness or evil.

a notorious gangster

distinguished implies acknowledged excellence or superiority.

a distinguished scientist who won the Nobel Prize

eminent implies even greater prominence for outstanding quality or character.

the country's most eminent writers

illustrious stresses enduring honor and glory attached to a deed or person.

illustrious war heroes

Examples of noted in a Sentence

She is a noted scholar specializing in Latin-American literature. a serious play that needs a noted Broadway actor for the lead if it is to attract audiences
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noted was in the 14th century

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“Noted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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: well-known and highly regarded : famous
notedly adverb

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