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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Also noteworthy: Christiani Pitts, the actress playing her, is African-American, and the cast is diverse, significant given that the story has long been seen as having racially problematic undercurrents. Michael Paulson, New York Times, "Four Musicals on Three Continents: An Australian Company’s Big Bet," 5 July 2018 This investment is noteworthy, as energy storage has been a costly, and largely ineffective venture thus far. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "Bill Gates-Led Breakthrough Energy Ventures Has Its Sights on 2 Energy Storage Startups," 12 June 2018 That’s noteworthy, but the Qatar selection has become a major controversy. Alex Ward, Vox, "9 questions about the 2018 World Cup you were too embarrassed to ask," 12 June 2018 The improvement in cardiac elasticity was deemed particularly noteworthy, as it had never been seen before in midlife adults. Amby Burfoot,, "Middle Age Not Too Late To Increase Cardiac Fitness, Studies Show," 1 June 2018 Also noteworthy: Vista Del Lago (243rd) edged out cross-town neighbor Folsom High by 10 spots on the list. Michael Mcgough, sacbee, "List ranks California's best public high schools. See how Sacramento scored | The Sacramento Bee," 11 May 2018 And that’s why the Nanushka pop-up at Platform in Culver City is noteworthy, L.A. fashionistas. Kavita Daswani,, "Luxury Garage Sale brings vintage pieces to Westfield pop-ups, Nanushka offers Eastern European styles at Platform," 10 May 2018 Perhaps most noteworthy of all, at least as far as FC Cincinnati observers are concerned, was the presence of FC Cincinnati President and General Manager Jeff Berding and majority team owner Carl Lindner III at the match. Patrick Brennan,, "FC Cincinnati notebook: Club execs attended Banc of California Stadium's MLS opener. Does that mean anything?," 30 Apr. 2018 This year’s cast is less nationally noteworthy, with locals taking the spotlight: Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke, former Chicago Bear Otis Wilson and Chicago Sky-er Stephanie Dolson, according to Shia Kapos. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "Polar Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics on Sunday," 2 Mar. 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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