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

In public remarks May 29, Mueller said his office could not consider whether to charge Trump with a crime because of a long-standing Justice Department opinion that a sitting president cannot be indicted. John Wagner, Anchorage Daily News, "Former White House counsel Dean describes parallels between Trump and Nixon," 10 June 2019 Yiannopoulos has made a series of controversial remarks in recent years, leading to protests against his appearance on college campuses and his being banned from Facebook and entry into New Zealand. Fox News, "Milo Yiannopoulos named grand marshal of Boston's 'Straight Pride' parade," 9 June 2019 Opening remarks were delivered by 9/11 Pentagon survivor U.S. Army veteran Lt. Karie Angell Luc, Lake County News-Sun, "Tunnel to Towers event in Lake Zurich raises money for first-responders, military families," 9 June 2019 Saturday’s opening included a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. along with remarks from Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin. David Sharos, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora Farmers Market gets back to its roots," 8 June 2019 Fed policy makers have described the economy as solid, though recent remarks from Chairman Jerome Powell signaled openness to lower rates if needed., "Job and wage growth slows as trade war weighs on economy," 7 June 2019 Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, whose finger was shot off in the attack at the Chabad of Poway on April 27, will give opening remarks. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Forum tonight asks leaders from Charlottesville to Pittsburgh how they confronted hate," 5 June 2019 Byrne’s comments come after remarks Harris made during a California Democratic Convention event hosted by Planned Parenthood. Leada Gore |,, "Byrne blasts Kamala Harris on ‘folks in Alabama’ passing abortion ban; Senator coming to Birmingham," 5 June 2019 In remarks prepared for the event, Putin claimed that development of the aircraft was on time. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia’s First Autonomous Strike Drone Will Fly This Summer," 5 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The other employees remarked how the man is a slug. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Harassment in the workplace can affect small businesses, too, Brookfield Chamber group told," 25 Apr. 2018 The most recent large asteroid impact was the Chelyabinsk asteroid in 2013, and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine recently remarked that an impact of that magnitude could occur once every 60 years or so. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Welp, Now We Have 20,000 Potentially Dangerous Asteroids to Worry About," 8 May 2019 From the opening remarks to the riotous auction, the benefit never strayed from its purpose. Ian Malone, Vogue, "Daniel Bouloud Hosts a Decadent Dinner in Support of Citymeals on Wheels," 12 Mar. 2019 On stage, Oh kept her remarks short and to the point. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "Sandra Oh Opens the 2019 Golden Globes With an Emotional Speech," 6 Jan. 2019 The following is a transcript of President Trump’s remarks Monday afternoon at a meeting with the National Space Council, as provided by the White House. *** THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, everybody., "Read Trump’s full remarks on immigration, ‘Space Force’," 18 June 2018 In his opening remarks to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on environment, Pruitt touted his agency’s efforts to clean up Superfund sites, the most contaminated industrial sites in the country. Emily Atkin, The New Republic, "Scott Pruitt Keeps Taking Credit for Obama’s Work," 1 May 2018 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

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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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