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

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Competing in the Olympics is a remarkable achievement. The girl has a remarkable talent.
Recent Examples on the Web However, providing the Class of 2020 with a final lap around the track to symbolize their final year of high school is truly remarkable. The Enquirer,, "Gallatin County High School seniors take a victory lap around Kentucky Speedway," 23 May 2020 South Korea’s health and welfare minister Park Neung-hoo explained to TIME exactly how his nation engineered such a remarkable turnaround. Time, "South Korea’s Health Minister on How His Country Is Beating Coronavirus Without a Lockdown," 1 May 2020 Carrie has an amazing work ethic, one that is truly remarkable for our current day and age. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "Meet 12 female high school athletes from the Louisville area we miss watching this spring," 15 Apr. 2020 Finish it off by sprinkling with rye grass seed and extra greenery for a truly remarkable garden. Jorie Nicole Mcdonald, Southern Living, "How to Make an Easter Resurrection Garden," 10 Apr. 2020 The story of how Port of Mokha founder Mokhtar Alkhanshali once got a batch of beans from Yemen to the United States across the Red Sea in a tiny boat with no navigation equipment is a truly remarkable tale. Noah Kaufman, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Coffee Subscriptions Whether You Caffeinate With Cold Brew, Pour Over, or Espresso," 7 Apr. 2020 In a remarkable turnaround, rich economies where virus cases have exploded are welcoming help from less wealthy ones. The Christian Science Monitor, "As virus cases surge, nations set aside differences to help," 1 Apr. 2020 A month ago, before Biden began his remarkable turnaround in fortunes, Sanders had a 2-to-1 lead on the former vice president in the Post-ABC poll. Scott Clementand Dan Balz,, "Trump and Biden in near tie as virus spreads, poll finds," 29 Mar. 2020 The fact that Fangio was able to consistently perform at the highest level while driving for four different manufacturers over his career is truly remarkable and something the sport will likely never see again. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "Juan Manuel Fangio Movie Chronicles Formula 1 Greatest of All Time," 26 Mar. 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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1 Jun 2020

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“Remarkable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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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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