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 In June, after the widespread protests that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, something remarkable happened: Public opinion shifted in favor of police reform. Los Angeles Times, "Column: OK, so I got a few things wrong in 2020: A columnist’s confession," 30 Dec. 2020 Its rapid rise has been remarkable -- or insane, depending on your appetite for risk. David Goldman, CNN, "What the #)$*#@)($ is happening with Bitcoin's insane record run?," 27 Dec. 2020 This show at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York added nuance and shading, making a fascinating historical episode seem more remarkable and unlikely than ever. Washington Post, "Best visual art of 2020: Sublime Degas, spellbinding El Greco, Dorothea Lange and a defining video for our time," 9 Dec. 2020 The team soon realized the device was something much more remarkable. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Rusty but intact: Nazi Enigma cipher machine found in Baltic Sea," 4 Dec. 2020 One of our favorite laptops this year, the HP Envy packs it all, from a seamless 2-in-1 design to excellent battery life to remarkable performance and build quality compared to its competition. Emily Ramirez, USA TODAY, "Cyber Monday laptop deals: HP, Dell, MacBook, Lenovo and more," 30 Nov. 2020 Sorey, a remarkable and unclassifiable figure in contemporary American music, first established himself as an avant-garde-leaning jazz drummer and has more recently built up a compelling portfolio of works for classical ensembles. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, "What Does It Mean to “Reimagine” an Orchestra Season?," 30 Nov. 2020 In education research, such consensus is a rarity, and the consistency and magnitude of the results are both remarkable and encouraging. Philip Oreopoulos, Scientific American, "Scale Up Tutoring to Combat COVID Learning Loss for Disadvantaged Students," 24 Nov. 2020 Many of the glimpses are from people, famous and humble, who interacted with the Fab Four during their remarkable and chaotic life as a band. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "40 new books for holiday gifts in 2020," 18 Nov. 2020

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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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19 Jan 2021

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“Remarkable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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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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