remark

noun
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

remark

verb
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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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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In brief remarks, McConnell noted that Mr. Trump was helped by his own efforts to keep Obama Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland from being confirmed. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, "Trump marks judicial confirmations at White House event," 6 Nov. 2019 Washington manager Dave Martinez, whose parents are Puerto Rican, was in attendance and made some brief remarks to the delight of fans and players. BostonGlobe.com, "World Series champ Nationals take celebration to White House - The Boston Globe," 5 Nov. 2019 Washington manager Dave Martinez, whose parents are Puerto Rican, was in attendance and made some brief remarks to the delight of fans and players. Stephen Whyno, chicagotribune.com, "Washington Nationals go to Donald Trump’s White House — minus some players," 4 Nov. 2019 Washington manager Dave Martinez, whose parents are Puerto Rican, was in attendance and made some brief remarks. Stephen Whyno, Houston Chronicle, "World Series champion Nationals take celebration to White House," 4 Nov. 2019 Vindman later wrote in prepared remarks to House impeachment investigators. Lynn Berry, The Denver Post, "How “do us a favor” led to Trump impeachment inquiry," 4 Nov. 2019 Of all the countries who received Trump's praise, Russia was at the top of the list in the president's remarks. Josh Dawsey, Anchorage Daily News, "Analysis: Trump gives vivid account of the Baghdadi raid," 27 Oct. 2019 Leonard said in some brief remarks to the crowd before the opening tip. Scott Cacciola, New York Times, "The Clippers Posed a Test, and the Lakers Didn’t Pass It," 23 Oct. 2019 In brief remarks, the 83-year-old King Salman praised relations between Riyadh and Moscow, especially energy agreements. Jon Gambrell, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Russia’s Putin visits Saudi Arabia on Mideast trip," 14 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Bonnie Crombie, the mayor of Mississauga, the Toronto suburb where Cherry lives, called Cherry’s remarks despicable. Washington Post, "Hockey commentator Don Cherry fired for rant over immigrants," 12 Nov. 2019 Bonnie Crombie, the mayor of Mississauga, the Toronto suburb where Cherry lives, called Cherry’s remarks despicable. Time, "Hockey Commentator Don Cherry Fired Over Anti-Immigrant Rant," 12 Nov. 2019 After the phone call, one assistant coach remarked to another staff member that Mayock should be running their drafts. Jenny Vrentas And Greg Bishop, SI.com, "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, PEOPLE.com, "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. oregonlive.com, "Portland mayor gathers civic leaders in continued push against protest violence," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of remark

Noun

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1581, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for remark

Noun

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

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15 Nov 2019

Time Traveler for remark

The first known use of remark was in 1581

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remark

noun
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

remark

verb

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

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

remark

noun
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

remark

verb
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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