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

Synonyms for remark

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

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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 See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Participants in the meeting said Lacy slurred his words, seemed confused and made an off-color remark about Viagra to a female staffer. Kaitlin Lange, The Indianapolis Star, 10 May 2022 The remark echoes the vision of the two world premieres running in rotating repertory in Round House Theatre’s inaugural National Capital New Play Festival. Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2022 By 2013, every stray remark was fair game for a pile on, all by design. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, 26 Apr. 2022 The remark prompted outcry from several members of the City Council, who verbally sparred with Marks. Emily Opilo, Baltimore Sun, 26 Apr. 2022 Although some compatriots cheered that remark, Galen was emphatically not among them. Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2022 In an unusually blunt political remark, Welby also condemned the British government’s recent plan to send some asylum-seekers to Rwanda as going against God. NBC News, 17 Apr. 2022 One example is Russian President Vladimir Putin's crude remark to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky last February, referring to an old joke about marital rape., 31 Mar. 2022 The remark references Demi Moore's shaved head in the movie G.I. Jane. Olivia Jakiel,, 29 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Sometimes during his later life journey, Jackie would remark that baseball seemed far away from him and somehow part of a different, other life. Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 Those of us who strap into every car to extract the best performance numbers often remark that the cars at the very pointy end of the performance spectrum tend to require the least driver skill to achieve the blistering straight-line times. Dave Vanderwerp, Car and Driver, 24 Mar. 2022 People often stop and remark on Sophie’s good looks, Alan says. The New Yorker, 26 Mar. 2022 At one point the president took a moment to remark on the career of Justice Stephen Breyer, who is retiring and giving Biden an opportunity to make a historic appointment to the Supreme Court. Phillip M. Bailey, USA TODAY, 2 Mar. 2022 If there's a problem with what a ballot is marked with, two poll workers would have to remark a new ballot, and that takes time when the ballots are being processed on election day. Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Feb. 2022 One of the things that people always remark on is that adults tend to lose the ability to play and to take those types of risks that come so naturally to children. Heather Wishart-smith, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 Provided: 1) I am permitted to remark on the abject stupidity in every wrong answer. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, 23 Aug. 2021 Provided: 1) I am permitted to remark on the abject stupidity in every wrong answer. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, 23 Aug. 2021 See More

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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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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 remarks plural : 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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