note·​wor·​thy | \ ˈnōt-ˌwər-t͟hē \

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 \ adverb
noteworthiness \ ˈnōt-​ˌwər-​t͟hē-​nəs \ 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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Although the Spring 2019 collections may still be underway at Paris Fashion Week, The Fashion Spot just released its official diversity report from New York Fashion Week's Spring 2019 shows—and there's some noteworthy progress to highlight. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "New York Fashion Week Had Its Most Diverse Season Yet in Terms of Race, Size, and Age," 26 Sep. 2018 What's also noteworthy is that Woodward has not been a Trump-basher. Howard Kurtz, Fox News, "Trump attacks Woodward, but trashing his book may not work," 6 Sep. 2018 For one thing, the chain’s tomato pizzas are also noteworthy. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Tomatoes, Without the Pie," 25 June 2018 The mark is especially noteworthy given that his junior year was limited due to injury. Christopher Kuhagen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Former Whitnall star basketball player Tyler Herro meets Triple Crown winner Justify in Kentucky," 13 June 2018 And the movement of storms after landfall is also noteworthy in several places—20-percent slower along the North Atlantic and in Australia and 30-percent slower along the western North Pacific. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Hurricanes are moving more slowly than they used to," 11 June 2018 His regular-season performance of seven goals and 16 points in 75 games wasn’t noteworthy. Helene Elliott,, "Unsure of his NHL future a year ago, Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly is on the verge of winning the Stanley Cup," 6 June 2018 Taylor Swift has been missing in action from the awards show scene in recent years, so her surprise appearance at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards was noteworthy in and of itself. Lynsey Eidell, Glamour, "Taylor Swift Pays Tribute to All the Female Artists Who Inspire Her at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards," 20 May 2018 But Frotman’s departure is especially noteworthy, since his non-partisan office is one of the few parts of the U.S. government that was tasked with handling student loan issues. Ken Sweet, The Seattle Times, "APNewsBreak: Nation’s top student loan official resigns," 28 Aug. 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 \

Kids Definition of noteworthy

: worthy of attention : remarkable a noteworthy event

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