re·​mark | \ ri-ˈmärk How to pronounce remark (audio) \

Definition of remark

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the act of remarking : notice
2 : an expression of opinion or judgment
3 : mention of that which deserves attention or notice


remarked; remarking; remarks

Definition of remark (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to take notice of : observe
2 : to express as an observation or comment : say

intransitive verb

: to notice something and comment thereon used with on or upon

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of remark in a Sentence

Noun I was offended by his remark. I've heard many disparaging remarks about him. an author known for making witty remarks The incident passed without remark. Verb “It's so hot today,” she remarked. her date awkwardly remarked on the attractiveness of the background music in the restaurant
See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Following news of his casting, Gillis quickly came under fire for offensive remarks found in multiple audio and video clips that include racial slurs towards Chinese people and homophobic slurs. Sharareh Drury, The Hollywood Reporter, "Andrew Yang to 'SNL' Castmember Shane Gillis: "Happy to Sit Down and Talk"," 14 Sep. 2019 The Democratic Party presidential hopeful made the remarks during a Thursday evening event hosted by the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists in San Antonio. Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle, "Julian Castro: Fracking to be phased out in favor of renewables," 6 Sep. 2019 But rather than taking a serious or aggressive approach to the wildly inappropriate comment, Simpson decided to use humor to respond to the remark. Laura Hanrahan, Woman's Day, "Jessica Simpson Hilariously Fires Back at An Instagram Comment About Her 'Nip Slip'," 4 Sep. 2019 Brazilians flocked to social media this week to apologize for remarks that President Jair Bolsonaro made about France’s first lady Brigitte Macron that were deemed sexist and inappropriate. Fox News, "Brazilians condemn Bolsonaro over Brigitte Macron remarks: 'Sorry about our president'," 29 Aug. 2019 His reaction, literally jumping up and down with excitement, made the shepherd remark that the doctor had gone crazy. Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian, "A 3.8-Million-Year-Old Skull Puts a New Face on a Little-Known Human Ancestor," 29 Aug. 2019 This is not the first time Trump has been criticized for remarks seen by some as anti-Semitic. Darlene Superville, Twin Cities, "Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal," 21 Aug. 2019 YouTube was recently embroiled in a controversy after the company allowed conservative pundit Steven Crowder to continue uploading videos despite using his channel to make homophobic remarks against Vox journalist Carlos Maza in June. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "LGBTQ YouTubers are suing YouTube over alleged discrimination," 14 Aug. 2019 Nearly equal numbers of men and women said a coworker had made a negative remark, joking or not, about their age. Lila Maclellan, Quartz at Work, "A new study measured how men and women experience ageism at work," 7 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb After the phone call, one assistant coach remarked to another staff member that Mayock should be running their drafts. Jenny Vrentas And Greg Bishop,, "The Raiders Are Jon Gruden’s Show Now," 6 Sep. 2019 In partial mitigation, Flade remarked that people living in antebellum Alabama could not easily oppose slavery, which is quite true. Sarah Churchwell, The New York Review of Books, "‘The Lehman Trilogy’ and Wall Street’s Debt to Slavery," 11 June 2019 But many were quick to point to Hannity’s remarks as hypocrisy, bordering on dishonesty. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Hannity says calls to jail Trump make U.S. ‘a banana republic’ – let’s review his tapes on Hillary Clinton," 7 June 2019 Baldwin, 22, remarked in the cover story for Vogue Australia’s October 2019 issue. Maria Pasquini,, "Hailey Baldwin 'Used to Feel Inferior' to Fellow Model Pals Kendall Jenner, Gigi & Bella Hadid," 14 Sep. 2019 Kidman’s Gretchen Carlson remarks in a meta-nod to the trailer’s palpable tension as the trio of blonds share an elevator. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, "‘Bombshell’ trailer: Theron, Kidman and Robbie are Fox News incarnate," 21 Aug. 2019 More than a dozen speakers followed the mayor’s remarks., "Portland mayor gathers civic leaders in continued push against protest violence," 14 Aug. 2019 While in Iran several people on separate occasions remarked about the kinship the Iranian people felt with Americans. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: A war with Iran must be avoided; strong views on what to do about TABOR (6/30/19)," 30 June 2019 In public, Graham has suggested Trump should replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions due to the pair’s feud -- remarks Trump in turn tweeted out. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Lindsey Graham’s Kavanaugh moment earns conservative praise," 28 Sep. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'remark.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of remark


1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1581, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for remark


French remarque, from Middle French, from remarquer to remark, from re- re- + marquer to mark — more at marque

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about remark

Statistics for remark

Last Updated

1 Nov 2019

Time Traveler for remark

The first known use of remark was in 1581

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for remark


How to pronounce remark (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of remark

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: something that someone says or writes to express an opinion or idea
formal : the act of noticing or making a comment about something
: a short speech or a part of a speech



English Language Learners Definition of remark (Entry 2 of 2)

: to make a statement about someone or something : to make a remark


re·​mark | \ ri-ˈmärk How to pronounce remark (audio) \

Kids Definition of remark

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a brief comment He made a rude remark.
2 pl remarks : a short speech


remarked; remarking

Kids Definition of remark (Entry 2 of 2)

: to make a comment : express as an observation “We've met before,” I remarked.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on remark

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for remark

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with remark

Spanish Central: Translation of remark

Nglish: Translation of remark for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of remark for Arabic Speakers

Comments on remark

What made you want to look up remark? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a calculated move

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Confusing Words—A Quiz

  • alice with tweedle dee and tweedle dum
  • I invented a brand new toaster robot and ______ it "Sir Toasts-a-Lot."
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!