note·​wor·​thy ˈnōt-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce noteworthy (audio)
: worthy of or attracting attention especially because of some special excellence
a noteworthy contribution
noteworthily adverb
noteworthiness noun

Example Sentences

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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Word History

First Known Use

1552, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noteworthy was in 1552

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“Noteworthy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


note·​wor·​thy -ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce noteworthy (audio)
: worthy of note : remarkable
noteworthiness noun

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