re·​mark | \ ri-ˈmärk How to pronounce remark (audio) \

Definition of remark

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the act of remarking : notice
2 : an expression of opinion or judgment
3 : mention of that which deserves attention or notice


remarked; remarking; remarks

Definition of remark (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to take notice of : observe
2 : to express as an observation or comment : say

intransitive verb

: to notice something and comment thereon used with on or upon

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Examples of remark in a Sentence

Noun I was offended by his remark. I've heard many disparaging remarks about him. an author known for making witty remarks The incident passed without remark. Verb “It's so hot today,” she remarked. her date awkwardly remarked on the attractiveness of the background music in the restaurant
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Maracineanu didn’t immediately respond to Gailhaguet’s remarks, or comment on her next steps. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "French Figure Skating Head Defies Call to Resign," 5 Feb. 2020 Torres’s remarks drew immediate condemnation from many Colombian scientists, with more than six scientific and medical societies issuing statements of concern. Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Science | AAAS, "Colombia’s first ever science minister faces calls to resign over fungi-based cancer treatment," 3 Feb. 2020 Hours after The Times reported Mrs. Clinton’s latest remarks, a crowd of Sanders supporters booed at the mention of Mrs. Clinton’s name at a campaign event, and Ms. Tlaib at one point encouraged them to keep booing. New York Times, "Rivals Target Sanders in Final Push Toward Iowa Caucuses," 1 Feb. 2020 On January 15, less than a month after the Minnesota senator’s naive remark, four coastal tribes and one Alaska Native island village filed an 83-page complaint with the United Nations against the United States federal government. Nick Martin, The New Republic, "America’s Climate Refugees Are Pleading for Help. The Government Has No Answer.," 24 Jan. 2020 The remarks from Christine Wilson, a business executive who President Trump appointed to the FTC in 2018, come as Washington remains split on how to tackle high drug prices and whether to allow Medicare to negotiate directly. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, "Pharmalittle: FTC member favors Medicare negotiation on drug prices; BioMarin weighs pricing world’s most expensive drug," 17 Jan. 2020 The new coach soaked in his new home, and his remarks about restoring FSU to its glory days triggered several ovations. Mike Bianchi,, "Fiery new FSU coach Mike Norvell pledges to restore Seminoles to championship level," 7 Dec. 2019 The shooter, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, had two iPhones, and the FBI quickly got court approval on probable cause to search the devices, Barr said in prepared remarks discussing the government’s investigation. Mark Gurman, Fortune, "Barr Blasts Apple for Not Helping Unlock Shooter’s iPhones," 13 Jan. 2020 While Trump's remarks may have eased the tension, a scene of devastation had unfolded in Iran. USA Today, "Calm after Iran missile strikes, then a fiery plane crash. Here's how the horror unfolded," 11 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Democrats, clustered on one side of the House chamber, remained seated for the most part, occasionally grumbling in disapproval as Trump remarked on issues like health care and immigration. Paul Cobler, Dallas News, "‘Baseless boasting’ or ‘remarkably optimistic’? Texas lawmakers divided over State of the Union," 5 Feb. 2020 Not even on a tranquil sidewalk in Cabbagetown, where one jogger loudly remarks to another that your body is her inspiration to keep running. Michelle Allison, SELF, "I Learned to Ice Skate at Age 39 and I Cannot Recommend It Enough," 5 Feb. 2020 President Trump hinted at the violation notice in September after remarking that used needles and other pollutants were flowing into the ocean, citing no evidence. Dominic Fracassa,, "Trump’s EPA fans flames of water war with San Francisco," 22 Nov. 2019 So imagine my surprise when Sandra offhandedly remarked that the person joining her as an advisor on Survivor: Island of the Idols, Boston Rob Mariano, is actually better! Dalton Ross,, "Sandra says Boston Rob is better at Survivor (then backtracks)," 25 Sep. 2019 When Sunny remarked that the same thing might be true about her, Whoopi shut her co-host down quickly with a hilarious dig. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'The View' Star Whoopi Goldberg Called Out Sunny Hostin During Tuesday's Episode," 28 Nov. 2018 The event included music performances from the Crispus Attucks High School Concert Choir and remarks from Mayor Joe Hogsett, U.S. Rep. Andre Carson and City-County Council President Vop Osili, who introduced Richardson. Crystal Hill, Indianapolis Star, "Central Park 5 exoneree Kevin Richardson: 'We are walking miracles'," 20 Jan. 2020 After the Biden team dismissed her Medicare for all plan, Warren suggested critics were embracing Republican talking points and even running in the wrong party — remarks that Biden found personally galling, advisers and allies said., "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 11 Nov. 2019 Carson’s remarks visibly shocked and upset many of the roughly 50 HUD staffers who attended Tuesday’s meeting, and prompted at least one woman to walk out in protest, the staffers said. Jeff Stein,, "HUD Secretary Ben Carson makes dismissive comments about transgender people, angering agency staff," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of remark


1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1581, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for remark


French remarque, from Middle French, from remarquer to remark, from re- re- + marquer to mark — more at marque

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The first known use of remark was in 1581

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8 Feb 2020

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“Remark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of remark

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: something that someone says or writes to express an opinion or idea
formal : the act of noticing or making a comment about something
: a short speech or a part of a speech



English Language Learners Definition of remark (Entry 2 of 2)

: to make a statement about someone or something : to make a remark


re·​mark | \ ri-ˈmärk How to pronounce remark (audio) \

Kids Definition of remark

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a brief comment He made a rude remark.
2 pl remarks : a short speech


remarked; remarking

Kids Definition of remark (Entry 2 of 2)

: to make a comment : express as an observation “We've met before,” I remarked.

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