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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Synonyms for remark

Synonyms: Noun

comment, note, reflection

Synonyms: Verb

allow, comment, editorialize, note, observe, opine, reflect, weigh in

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Examples of remark in a Sentence


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.


“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

Lori's Fuller House family, on the other hand, had more straightforward remarks about sticking by her side. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "'When Calls the Heart' Star Erin Krakow Speaks Out Amid the Lori Loughlin Drama," 9 Apr. 2019 Whatever the reason, Carlson’s show will lose out on at least some advertising money as a result of his remarks. German Lopez, Vox, "Tucker Carlson suggested immigration makes America “dirtier.” It cost him an advertiser.," 17 Dec. 2018 The remarks were published in the Global Times on December 8, 2018. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "A Chinese Military Official Suggests Ramming U.S. Warships in the South China Sea," 10 Dec. 2018 The American Enterprise Institute published a video of Kavanaugh's remarks on its website in a post dated Sept. 18, 2017. Daniel Arkin /, NBC News, "Brett Kavanaugh addressed Roe v. Wade in speech last year," 12 July 2018 Here's a complete transcript of his remarks during the Monday morning press briefing. Kaitlin Lange, Indianapolis Star, "Attorney General Curtis Hill: Full transcript of his response to groping allegations," 9 July 2018 As the meal wound down, brief remarks came from Anna Wintour and Diane von Furstenberg while hidden Vespas quietly purred, and the lights went dim. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Inside the 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Gala Dinner," 6 Nov. 2018 But, her remarks came after extensive arguments from attorney Deborah Caplan, who was hired as outside counsel by the city along with her firm Olson Hagel & Fishburn. Phillip Molnar,, "Judge needs more time to review SDSU West's stadium ballot initiative," 6 July 2018 But Harris adviser Andy Yates said the 2013 remarks came in a sermon for Mother's Day. Jim Morrill, charlotteobserver, "NC congressional candidate suggested woman's career can interfere with biblical role," 5 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

In this spirit it may be remarked, that the equal vote allowed to each State is at once a constitutional recognition of the portion of sovereignty remaining in the individual States, and an instrument for preserving that residuary sovereignty. WSJ, "Senate Was Designed to Represent the States," 26 Nov. 2018 In recent years, however, observers have remarked on how Laguna’s LGBTQ scene has waned. Bradley Zint,, "Laguna Beach Pride to celebrate gay community with weekend party," 31 May 2018 About the same time, an adman, David McCall, had casually remarked that his children couldn’t learn their multiplication tables but knew all the words to songs by the Rolling Stones. Matt Schudel,, "Bob Dorough 94; composed songs for ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ series," 25 Apr. 2018 About the same time, an advertising executive, David McCall, had casually remarked that his children couldn’t learn their multiplication tables but knew all the words to songs by the Rolling Stones. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Bob Dorough, who set numbers and grammar to music in ‘Schoolhouse Rock!,’ dies at 94," 24 Apr. 2018 Conroe ISD Board of Trustees President Melanie Bush said while many have remarked that Stockton's replacement will have big shoes to fill, Null's impact on the district already had been evident. Shelby Webb, Houston Chronicle, "Conroe ISD taps deputy superintendent as 'lone finalist' to lead district," 20 Mar. 2018 Amy remarks that from one viewpoint, Sheldon and George Sr. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "The Big Bang Theory," 6 Dec. 2018 Stroeve remarks that women’s roles in STEM are slowly increasing, though the wages and leadership positions are still markedly disparate between men and women. Hans Aschim, Harper's BAZAAR, "Three Women in Science Who Broke the Glass Ceiling," 5 Oct. 2018 Depending on the source, Craig’s remarks read very differently. Aja Romano, Vox, "Celebrating 10 years of Idris Elba becoming James Bond any second now," 10 Aug. 2018

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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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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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