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.
Recent Examples on the Web That scene was remarkable in part because there was a time when Burks’s return to Boston — for a final scene as a player or as a fledgling broadcaster — would have seemed unlikely., "For Ellis Burks, Boston — with the Red Sox and now with NESN — proves to be a very nice fit after all," 5 May 2021 Hernández's honesty and frankness about his struggles last season were remarkable, but with an offseason of adjustment and a new coach staff, things are looking up for both the Galaxy and their star forward. Greg Beacham, Star Tribune, "Chicharito thrilled with hot start, youth soccer initiative," 27 Apr. 2021 By putting Johnson's inevitable end at the center of the frame — and imbuing it with so much genuine empathy and intimacy — the movie becomes not just a love letter to one remarkable man, but to life itself. Leah Greenblatt,, "Nominated for Nothing: Dick Johnson Is Dead should have lived large at the Oscars," 20 Apr. 2021 His improvement from last season has been remarkable. oregonlive, "Recapping the ‘fall’ season: Highlighting high school boys and girls cross country stars," 16 Apr. 2021 Though sometimes dismissed as mere men-in-rubber-suits movies, watching the films reveals a remarkable amount of thought, inventiveness, and craft, and offers a window into the rapidly changing Japan of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. Keith Phipps, Vulture, "All 15 Classic Godzilla Movies, Ranked," 31 Mar. 2021 The new findings offer a remarkable amount of detail about the ancient woman, as well as the fate of her skull after her death. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, "Archaeologists Solve Mystery of 5,600-Year-Old Skull Found in Italian Cave," 4 Mar. 2021 But what Curry has accomplished this month with his shooting and scoring is remarkable even measured against himself. USA Today, "Five charts show Steph Curry's historic run and Hall of Fame-worthy career," 21 Apr. 2021 To play at that level for as long as Patty is remarkable. Ross Mckeon, San Francisco Chronicle, "Patrick Marleau's first Sharks teammates recall early days of his historic run," 17 Apr. 2021

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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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“Remarkable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 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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