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

Other Words from noteworthy

noteworthily \ ˈnōt-​ˌwər-​t͟hə-​lē How to pronounce noteworthy (audio) \ adverb
noteworthiness \ ˈnōt-​ˌwər-​t͟hē-​nəs How to pronounce noteworthy (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 Youngkin's lead is particularly noteworthy, given the fact that Virginia voters elected President Biden by 10 points last year. Tyler O'neil, Fox News, 28 Oct. 2021 This is particularly noteworthy in Indiana because, unlike in some other states, there is no law here that explicitly allows tenants to withhold rent because of unmet maintenance. Binghui Huang, The Indianapolis Star, 26 Oct. 2021 Particularly noteworthy is Lambert, who will be Tortuga’s first female headliner. Ben Crandell,, 8 Oct. 2021 Of the over 30 million items housed within the museum, there are two specimens that are particularly noteworthy—one standing 43 feet tall and the other less than two feet in length. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 The bill related to tipping is particularly noteworthy, council members said. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 24 Sep. 2021 And the pair she was most recently spotted in is particularly noteworthy because countless other celebrities love them, too. Alex Warner,, 19 Aug. 2021 Some of the Talibs wore kohl, a black eyeliner, which was particularly noteworthy since women were banned from using cosmetics. Peter Bergen, CNN, 19 Aug. 2021 This could be particularly noteworthy in Connecticut, which as of 2018 ranked as the state with the sixth highest median age. Alex Putterman,, 13 Aug. 2021

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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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30 Nov 2021

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“Noteworthy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of noteworthy

: important or interesting enough to be noticed : deserving attention : notable


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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