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

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Synonyms for remark

Synonyms: Noun

comment, note, reflection

Synonyms: Verb

allow, comment, editorialize, note, observe, opine, reflect, weigh in

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Examples of remark in a Sentence


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.


“It's so hot today,” she remarked. her date awkwardly remarked on the attractiveness of the background music in the restaurant
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Trump is set to make remarks about the shootings at 10am ET this morning. NBC News, "After El Paso, the White House looks to focus on guns over racial rhetoric," 5 Aug. 2019 During his formal remarks today to address the El Paso shooting and the shooting in Dayton, Ohio, President Trump once again directly cited video games as one of the forces fueling violence in the US. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Another mass shooting, another wave of politicians pointing at video games," 5 Aug. 2019 Suneson said to the court in his closing remarks, before asking for a prison sentence of six months in jail – though the maximum penalty for the crime under Swedish law is two years. Daniel Menegaz,, "A$AP Rocky freed from Swedish custody ahead of assault trial ruling," 2 Aug. 2019 Members of his own staff said his remarks had incited the attackers in Yuen Long. The Economist, "Hong Kong’s violent protests against Chinese rule," 25 July 2019 Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan - despite widespread criticism that his remarks were racist and divisive. The Washington Post,, "Donald Trump calls four minority congresswomen ‘very racist,’ ‘not very smart’," 22 July 2019 Kaeser's remarks are the most prominent criticism from the business world to a Trump rally last week in North Carolina. Charles Riley, CNN, "One of Germany's top CEOs has called out racism in the White House," 22 July 2019 In June of 1961, only ten days after his remarks before Congress, Kennedy and Khrushchev met for the first—and only—time in Vienna. Francis French, Smithsonian, "Imagining a World Where Soviets and Americans Joined Hands on the Moon," 20 July 2019 Rather surprisingly, his remarks were behind the times. Chioma Nnadi, Vogue, "This Was the Decade That Hip-Hop Style Got Femme," 18 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The President’s remarks to my colleagues across the aisle are inappropriate and do not reflect American values. Crystal Hill, Indianapolis Star, "'Our words matter': Indiana's Rep. Susan Brooks votes to condemn Trump's tweets," 16 July 2019 Axios reported that Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz pushed back on Peretz’s remarks and said assimilation is not a critical problem. Marcy Oster,, "Israel’s education minister calls intermarriage in U.S. ‘like a second Holocaust’," 9 July 2019 At exit interviews last month, three different Nuggets players remarked on his confidence and his penchant for yapping. Mike Singer, The Denver Post, "Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr: “I’m expecting to dominate” at Summer League," 1 July 2019 The event will include the department’s honor guard, remarks from city, state and federal authorities, as well as survivors. Steven Goode,, "Hartford Fire Department to observe 75th anniversary of the Hartford Circus Fire," 25 June 2019 Some raised fears about a move toward socialism within the Democratic Party, and suggested that Mr. Trump’s remarks might even gain him support by showcasing just how far left the Democratic Party has shifted. Stephanie Saul, New York Times, "These Michigan Voters Show How Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Attack May Help Him," 22 July 2019 Kraninger’s remarks signal that her agency is fine with the card. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Why is Trump’s consumer protection agency helping to promote H&R Block’s credit card?," 18 July 2019 Many Jewish leaders denounced her remarks as reviving old stereotypes about Jews, money and power. Amanda Seitz, Twin Cities, "AP fact check: Trump distorts Ilhan Omar’s words on terrorism," 18 July 2019 The element most remarked upon by audience members, though, are the socks. Deborah Martin,, "Villains are scene stealers in ‘Matilda,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’," 18 July 2019

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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

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The first known use of remark was in 1581

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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.

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a usually brief trip or an expedition

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