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 noteworthily (audio) \ adverb
noteworthiness \ ˈnōt-​ˌwər-​t͟hē-​nəs How to pronounce noteworthiness (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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The timing, less than a year before a national election, is also noteworthy, said Stephanie Carvin, an assistant professor at Ottawa’s Carleton University. Paul Vieira, WSJ, "Canada’s Spy Chief Warns of Economic Espionage," 4 Dec. 2018 Walmart is also noteworthy because the Walton siblings, heirs to the company’s founder, are collectively the richest family in the world. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "The controversy over Bernie Sanders’s proposed Stop BEZOS Act, explained," 11 Sep. 2018 There are also noteworthy performances from Marcus Truschinski as the hilariously foppish, show-stealing Touchstone, Tracy Michelle Arnold as the saturnine Jaques and Andrea San Miguel as a vibrant and wide-eyed Celia. Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "American Players Theatre's comedy 'As You Like It' makes every word count," 19 June 2018 The separates themselves were also noteworthy: The exaggerated shoulders were in line with the ’80s power suiting that dominated the Fall 2018 runways, and the generous proportion gave Jenner room to go skintight with her trousers. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Reinvents Girlboss Style With This Unexpected Accessory," 5 Apr. 2018 The film's score is also noteworthy for several segments of original orchestrated music composed by longtime Beatles producer George Martin. Randy Lewis,, "The Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' film will get 50th anniversary theatrical run starting July 8," 4 Apr. 2018 Also noteworthy:Ex-BFFs Selena and Taylor Swift no longer follow each other on Instagram either. Kristin Harris, Seventeen, "Celebs & Entertainment," 22 Apr. 2014 After a few years of prioritizing look-at-me streetwear, including exaggerated sneakers and cartoonish, oversize outerwear, the most noteworthy brands showed more-or-less-plausible everyday looks for fall 2019. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "A Guide to the Most Wearable—and Unwearable—Men’s Trends for 2019," 24 Jan. 2019 Some of the most noteworthy laws, on issues such as taxes and drug price transparency, have already taken effect. Hillary Borrud, The Seattle Times, "New Oregon laws take effect Jan. 1," 31 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of noteworthy

1552, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of noteworthy

: important or interesting enough to be noticed : deserving attention


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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