re·​mark·​able | \ ri-ˈmär-kə-bəl How to pronounce remarkable (audio) \

Definition of remarkable

: worthy of being or likely to be noticed especially as being uncommon or extraordinary

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remarkableness noun

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noticeable, remarkable, prominent, outstanding, conspicuous, salient, striking mean attracting notice or attention. noticeable applies to something unlikely to escape observation. a piano recital with no noticeable errors remarkable applies to something so extraordinary or exceptional as to invite comment. a film of remarkable intelligence and wit prominent applies to something commanding notice by standing out from its surroundings or background. a doctor who occupies a prominent position in the town outstanding applies to something that rises above and excels others of the same kind. honored for her outstanding contributions to science conspicuous applies to something that is obvious and unavoidable to the sight or mind. conspicuous bureaucratic waste salient applies to something of significance that merits the attention given it. the salient points of the speech striking applies to something that impresses itself powerfully and deeply upon the observer's mind or vision. the region's striking poverty

Examples of remarkable in a Sentence

Competing in the Olympics is a remarkable achievement. The girl has a remarkable talent.
Recent Examples on the Web Alone at the top of the world Participants on the mission’s first leg witnessed one of the Arctic’s most remarkable annual transitions: the onset of polar night. Chelsea Harvey, Scientific American, "Frozen in Dwindling Ice, an Historic Expedition Finds a “New Arctic”," 10 Jan. 2020 But the first week of the new decade marked a remarkable low for law and order in India, a low for our justice system and our political leadership. Rana Ayyub, Time, "I Saw Police Stand by As Masked Men Attacked Students at a Top Delhi University. It Was Yet Another Assault on India's Intellectuals," 8 Jan. 2020 The documentary has many enthralling scenes in which Costa juxtaposes historic public events with remarkable private moments. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, "The Fracturing of Brazil in “The Edge of Democracy”," 13 Dec. 2019 Mosley, a dual-threat quarterback who has offers from Columbia University and Davidson College, accounted for 26 touchdowns and had a breakout season to lead the Warriors to a remarkable turnaround. Alex Kushel,, "Jupiter QB Mosley, Lakes coach Shipman among honorees at Groza Awards," 9 Dec. 2019 Denver Post reporter Elizabeth Hernandez captured the remarkable moment of connection and kindness for her story covering the event last week. The Denver Post Editorial Board, The Denver Post, "Editorial: The good the Salvation Army does without discrimination," 3 Dec. 2019 The Cardinals took it on the chin from SEC and in-state rival Kentucky in their season finale, but that’s not enough to diminish their remarkable turnaround. Scott Keepfer, USA TODAY, "ACC power rankings: In league of mediocrity, Clemson sits far above everyone," 2 Dec. 2019 Brendon Todd got up-and-down for par on the final hole Monday to close with a 3-under-par 68 and win the Mayakoba Golf Classic, his second straight victory in a remarkable turnaround., "Brendon Todd, once beset by yips, wins again in Mexico," 18 Nov. 2019 Peugeot, meanwhile, has performed a remarkable turnaround in recent years, going from one of the industry's sicker car companies to one of its more powerful. CBS News, "Seeking strength in size, Fiat Chrysler eyes Peugeot merger," 30 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of remarkable

circa 1604, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of remarkable was circa 1604

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13 Jan 2020

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“Remarkable.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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How to pronounce remarkable (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of remarkable

: unusual or surprising : likely to be noticed


re·​mark·​able | \ ri-ˈmär-kə-bəl How to pronounce remarkable (audio) \

Kids Definition of remarkable

: worthy of being or likely to be noticed especially as being unusual You've made remarkable progress.

Other Words from remarkable

remarkably \ -​blē \ adverb

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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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