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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Other Words from remarkable

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.

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This is all the more remarkable given the challenges filmmakers face. The Economist, "The pitfalls of making movies in Siberia," 13 July 2019 This is all the more remarkable considering that Lin’s direct Alaska experience is limited. Nancy Lord, Anchorage Daily News, "In “The Unpassing,” an immigrant story set in Alaska explodes both American and Alaska myths," 11 July 2019 Their remarkable story, however, is far from finished. Christine Brennan, USA TODAY, "Opinion: The World Cup might be over, but we aren't nearly done with USWNT's stars," 8 July 2019 In Sudan, the street protests Sunday were even more remarkable. The Christian Science Monitor, "Democracies try to boost public service," 1 July 2019 The 20-year-old Schafer has never acted before onscreen which makes her almost ethereal performance as Jules even more remarkable. Tim Stack,, "Euphoria breakout Hunter Schafer on daring show: 'There's a lot of stuff that hasn't been on TV before'," 24 June 2019 Which makes Giertz’s newest project even more remarkable—and unexpectedly functional. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "YouTube's 'Shitty Robot' Queen Made Her Own Tesla Pickup Truck," 18 June 2019 The feat is all the more remarkable for the fact that wholesale export prices for U.S. wines were—until last year—second only to French ones in expense, according to the international industry association OIV. Geoffrey Smith, Fortune, "Trump Wants To 'Do Something' About EU Wine Tariffs. But U.S. Producers Have Bigger Problems—in China," 13 June 2019 Now, the work of Shakespeare is all the more remarkable than, say, the work of van Gogh or Mozart or Williams, because though you can be born with genius, you cannot be born with book learning or life experience. Mark Rylance, The Atlantic, "Keep Questioning Shakespeare’s Identity," 8 June 2019

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First Known Use of remarkable

circa 1604, in the meaning defined above

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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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