note·​wor·​thy | \ ˈnōt-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce noteworthy (audio) \

Definition of noteworthy

: worthy of or attracting attention especially because of some special excellence a noteworthy contribution

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Other Words from noteworthy

noteworthily \ ˈnōt-​ˌwər-​t͟hə-​lē How to pronounce noteworthy (audio) \ adverb
noteworthiness \ ˈnōt-​ˌwər-​t͟hē-​nəs How to pronounce noteworthy (audio) \ noun

Examples of noteworthy in a Sentence

He gave several noteworthy performances during his short career. Nothing noteworthy happened that evening. Her art is noteworthy for its great quality and beauty.
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Recent Examples on the Web Perine being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list is also noteworthy because starting running back Joe Mixon is dealing with an ankle injury and was limited against the Packers. Kelsey Conway, The Enquirer, 11 Oct. 2021 North of Boston, a sedge wren at Plum Island was noteworthy., 10 Oct. 2021 Still, the mere fact that China is releasing supplies from its strategic inventories for the first time ever is noteworthy in itself. Mary Hui, Quartz, 23 Sep. 2021 What is noteworthy is the way the vote totals interact with the structure of Canadian government. Dominic Pino, National Review, 21 Sep. 2021 The racial breakdown among Latinos (who can be of any race) is also noteworthy. Daniel Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2021 Also noteworthy was the detail that the Ten Rings sent out a beacon out in the universe, and the Avengers had no idea what had just happened. Chris Smith, BGR, 20 Sep. 2021 While the stories are noteworthy in themselves, their provenance points to a deeper issue at Facebook. Washington Post, 16 Sep. 2021 What's also noteworthy are the new businesses that have opened — along with existing ones that pivoted to a more flexible model — in the past 19 months. Katie Chang, Travel + Leisure, 13 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of noteworthy

1552, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of noteworthy was in 1552

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“Noteworthy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of noteworthy

: important or interesting enough to be noticed : deserving attention : notable


note·​wor·​thy | \ ˈnōt-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce noteworthy (audio) \

Kids Definition of noteworthy

: worthy of attention : remarkable a noteworthy event

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