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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The construction boom is especially noteworthy because most of the new projects are apartments, and the bevy of new housing opening up in the city in recent years has resulted in a slowing rental market — but developers seem undeterred. Mike Rosenberg, The Seattle Times, "Seattle construction still booming and won’t end anytime soon," 19 Feb. 2019 The pictures on display are especially noteworthy, like this adorable snap of Charles with his son, Prince William, and first grandchild, Prince George. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Prince Charles Shares Never-Before-Seen Photo With Prince William and Prince George," 20 July 2018 The fact that Kraft flew with Trump was not especially noteworthy. Michael Mccann,, "Why Robert Kraft's Deposition Could Play a Key Role in Colin Kaepernick's Collusion Case," 18 May 2018 The staff won a total of three national awards in categories that included four-year colleges, making this recognition especially noteworthy. The Aegis, "HCC student publication continues winning streak," 7 May 2018 Sway was noteworthy for living wholly on the web at, and for exerting a fair amount of control over the design of the document. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft launches 'Fluid Framework' to transform the traditional Office document," 6 May 2019 That fan theory aside, another noteworthy one seems to be picking up steam under Fogelman's photo. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "New 'This Is Us' Photo Sparks a Super Insane Fan Theory About Season 3," 20 Aug. 2018 The timing, less than a year before a national election, is also noteworthy, said Stephanie Carvin, an assistant professor at Ottawa’s Carleton University. Paul Vieira, WSJ, "Canada’s Spy Chief Warns of Economic Espionage," 4 Dec. 2018 Walmart is also noteworthy because the Walton siblings, heirs to the company’s founder, are collectively the richest family in the world. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "The controversy over Bernie Sanders’s proposed Stop BEZOS Act, explained," 11 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of noteworthy

1552, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of noteworthy was in 1552

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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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