remark

noun
re·​mark | \ri-ˈmärk \

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

remark

verb
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

The remarks came as Trump was rambling about Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a potential contender in the 2020 presidential election. refinery29.com, "Trump, Who's Been Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By 19 Women, Mocks Rape Survivors At Rally," 6 July 2018 And lastly, Joan Juliet Buck summoned Irons to the stage, who delivered distinguished remarks, despite a lack of preparation. Vogue, "Darren Aronofsky, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Irons and More Attend BAM's Gala," 31 May 2018 Colyer, Selzer and Kobach all centered their opening remarks on the controversy about an American flag with ink splotches that was displayed at the University of Kansas as part of an art project. Bryan Lowry, kansascity, "Kobach and Colyer trade barbs — and boos— at heated Johnson County GOP debate," 12 July 2018 Trump and Merkel met later Wednesday on the sidelines of the summit and kept their remarks polite during a photo opportunity with the press. Jonathan Lemire And Jill Colvin, Houston Chronicle, "Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value, assailing Germany," 12 July 2018 Schnatter created controversy even before his NFL remarks last year. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Papa John’s founder resigns as chairman after using a racial slur on a call," 12 July 2018 Meanwhile, oil prices recoiled Tuesday following Pompeo’s remarks. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: How Brett Kavanaugh could rein in environmental rules on the Supreme Court," 11 July 2018 Steve Jobs made his remarks to his biographer, Walter Isaacson. Adam Fisher, WIRED, "Sex, Beer, and Coding: Inside Facebook’s Wild Early Days," 10 July 2018 Afterwards, his Facebook remark was rambling and vicious. SI.com, "Ex-Sporting CP President Embroiled in €500,000 Per Year Communications Company Scandal," 10 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

That’s what coaches and teammates remark when asked about him: ceaseless energy and optimism. Tod Palmer, kansascity, "Baseball-playing Puerto Rico native reflects on Hurricane Maria, life in Midwest," 5 July 2018 Another Twitter user agreed, remarking that changing rooms typically are too small for two people to fit comfortably inside. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "People With Disabilities Share How Shopping Can Be More Accessible," 30 June 2018 Isaacs has also made anti-Islam remarks in the past, retweeted Islamophobic posts, and denied the human causes of climate change. Renae Reints, Fortune, "UN Migration Agency Rejects Trump Nominee for Director-General," 29 June 2018 Players and coaches seemed agreed on that point during their day-before press conference remarks Tuesday at Cintas Center. Patrick Brennan, Cincinnati.com, "No. 3 Xavier basketball moving toward Big East title," 27 Feb. 2018 Several people who helped him remarked on his magnetism. Krista Torralva, San Antonio Express-News, "Teen overcomes tragedies, homelessness to graduate from high school," 29 May 2018 The final straw was when an Italian television pundit remarked that Allegri looked tired. SI.com, "Furious Allegri Clashes With Italian Media After Juventus' Emphatic Coppa Italia Victory Over Milan," 10 May 2018 In a game with very few positives, Friedel remarked on New England’s defensive success and extending the team’s unbeaten run to seven games. Dan Shulman, BostonGlobe.com, "Galaxy of stars await Revolution," 14 July 2018 As part of the ongoing government inquiry, José Torero, a University of Maryland fire-safety expert, remarked in a report that British law effectively treats safety as a matter of opinion. Justin Davidson, Daily Intelligencer, "A Year Has Passed Since the Grenfell Tower Fire. It Could Happen Again Anytime.," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of remark

Noun

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1581, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for remark

Noun

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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remark

noun

English Language Learners Definition of remark

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: something that someone says or writes to express an opinion or idea

: the act of noticing or making a comment about something

remarks : a short speech or a part of a speech

remark

verb

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

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

remark

noun
re·​mark | \ri-ˈmärk \

Kids Definition of remark

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a brief comment He made a rude remark.

2 pl remarks : a short speech

remark

verb
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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