not·​ed | \ ˈnō-təd How to pronounce noted (audio) \

Definition of noted

: well-known by reputation : eminent, celebrated

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from noted

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

Recent Examples on the Web

Think of Christian Dior, whose ideal, in 1947, was a femme fleur; or Dries Van Noten, a noted green thumb. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "19 Alternative Bouquets for Mother’s Day Gifting, Plucked From the Fall Shows," 11 May 2019 Herro hasn’t necessarily taken the mantle from noted Duke instigator Grayson Allen as the player fans most love to loathe. Eric Olson, The Seattle Times, "Tyler Herro: Kentucky fans love him, opponents not so much," 30 Mar. 2019 Ohio State has won the last six meetings—including the most recent three with noted khakis enthusiast and former Michigan quarterback Jim Harbaugh as the Wolverines’ coach—and 12 of the last 13. Rachel Bachman, WSJ, "The School That Really Owns Ohio State-Michigan," 22 Nov. 2018 Before the project even started, the noted architecture critic Witold Rybczynski penned a commentary in the New York Times advising cities not to waste their money on such follies. Inga Saffron,, "The first piece of the Reading Viaduct rail park opens in June. Then what?," 19 Apr. 2018 Despite the noted prevalence of more women nominees, artists including Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and the Carters are absent from many major categories, USA Today pointed out. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Grammys 2019 Nominations Include Multiple Nods for Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa," 7 Dec. 2018 These spring to life through jerky stop-motion animated projections and surreal set pieces taken from, or inspired by, sculptures and film images of the noted American visual artist John Frame, the show’s production designer. John Von Rhein,, "Splendid cast gives Gounod his due in muddled 'Faust' at Lyric Opera," 4 Mar. 2018 Closings: Michael Schlow closed Park Square’s Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar on May 29, according to a statement from the noted chef (79 Park Plaza). Kara Baskin,, "Boston Chops opens in Downtown Crossing — with a $10,000 Instagram table," 31 May 2018 The noted family man remained married to his wife Barbara for 73 years until her passing on April 17, 2018. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "George H.W. Bush Has Died at Age 94," 1 Dec. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'noted.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of noted

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about noted

Statistics for noted

Last Updated

24 May 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for noted

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

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for noted



English Language Learners Definition of noted

: famous or well-known


not·​ed | \ ˈnō-təd\

Kids Definition of noted

: well-known and highly regarded a noted scientist

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on noted

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with noted

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for noted

Spanish Central: Translation of noted

Nglish: Translation of noted for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of noted for Arabic Speakers

Comments on noted

What made you want to look up noted? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to speak slightingly about or to degrade

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!