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 The new pilot plans are also noteworthy from a regulatory standpoint. Chase Purdy, Quartz, "A startup says it’s building a US pilot plant for cell-based meat," 22 Jan. 2020 Yet what’s also noteworthy, particularly about Baumbach’s film, is that the actors’ approach to the text is recognizable, and familiarly dramatic. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "The Fossilized 2020 Oscar Nominations," 13 Jan. 2020 Also noteworthy in the All-American Bowl action, Oregon five-star linebacker Noah Sewell registered an impressive interception and a long run on a fake punt, while local star Casey Filkins of Lake Oswego scored on a short touchdown run. oregonlive, "Kelee Ringo, 5-star cornerback, commits to Georgia over Oregon, others," 4 Jan. 2020 Recent mayoral races are also noteworthy: Stimpson won the 2013 mayoral race over Jones after the city had become majority-minority in its demographics. John Sharp |, al, "Financial benefits, shifting racial demographics highlight Mobile discussion on annexation," 31 Oct. 2019 Also noteworthy: The poll shows Joe Biden leads the Dems as Elizabeth Warren climbs and Bernie Sanders slips. Ashley Shaffer, USA TODAY, "Hurricane Dorian is heading straight for Florida," 28 Aug. 2019 Megalithic sites in Laos are often dated to the Southeast Asian Iron Age, between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D., so the dating of the interments at site 1 to between the 9th and 13th centuries A.D. is also noteworthy to archaeologists. Fox News, "Mysterious 'Plain of Jars' may be the burial place for thousands of dead babies and children, experts say," 15 Aug. 2019 The debate’s setting is also noteworthy: Miami is one of the most vulnerable cities in the world to rising sea levels. Michael Finnegan,, "Democratic debate: 5 things to watch for on the first night," 26 June 2019 For decades, the prevailing Grammy strategy has been for artists to enter their biggest and most noteworthy hit of the year in the record and song of the year categories. Katherine Schaffstall, The Hollywood Reporter, "Billie Eilish and Brother Finneas Dedicate Grammy Win to "Kids Who Are Making Music in Their Bedrooms"," 27 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of noteworthy

1552, in the meaning defined above

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“Noteworthy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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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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