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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Recent Examples on the Web Even more noteworthy has been the disruption to the balance of power in global oil markets. Hanna Ziady, CNN, "The UK once hoped for an American-style fracking boom. It's not happening," 24 Oct. 2019 This made it all the more noteworthy, and perhaps poignant, that Wells now joined, in September and as war actually threatened, the ranks of literary personalities to speak out publicly in favor of Czechoslovakia. P. E. Caquet, Time, "What the British and the French Actually Thought About the Decision to Appease Hitler at Munich in 1938," 24 Sep. 2019 On defense, cutting 2016 third-round pick Jonathan Bullard was among the more noteworthy moves but was not entirely shocking, given his lack of production over three seasons and the fact the defensive line is stacked in front of him. Dan Wiederer,, "The Bears 53-man roster is set — for now. Here’s a detailed breakdown plus analysis from our team of reporters," 30 Aug. 2019 Gender and sexuality are also delicate political issues in Kenya, where most people are devout Christians or Muslims, making the addition of a third gender on this year’s census all the more noteworthy. Washington Post, "A new census in Kenya is counting people never counted before," 29 Aug. 2019 More noteworthy: This year’s total is 83 percent lower than the previous 10-year average through Aug. 21, which is 387,295 acres. Paul Rogers, The Mercury News, "Why California is having its mildest fire season in 20 years," 23 Aug. 2019 Even more noteworthy, the two-hour benchmark applied to men and women, to older and younger folks, to people from different ethnic backgrounds, occupational groups, socioeconomic levels and so on. Jason G. Goldman, Scientific American, "The Nature Cure," 16 Aug. 2019 The leap in the monetary value of women’s art is jaw-dropping on its own, but consider that for the past 50 years men’s and women’s indexes have moved in parallel and the jump is even more noteworthy. Fortune, "The Skyrocketing Value of Women’s Art: The Broadsheet," 2 Aug. 2019 Remember, this is a matter that was settled at the Supreme Court level, making Barr's somewhat vague comments all the more noteworthy, if not necessarily any more easily explained. Graeme Mcmillan, WIRED, "While You Were Offline: So Long, Alex Acosta," 14 July 2019

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First Known Use of noteworthy

1552, in the meaning defined above

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26 Nov 2019

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“Noteworthy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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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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