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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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 Jonathan Greenblatt, the head of the Anti-Defamation League, said the mayor’s remarks were unfair to the more than one million Jewish people who live in New York City. Liam Stack, New York Times, "2,500 Mourners Jam a Hasidic Funeral, Creating a Flash Point for de Blasio," 29 Apr. 2020 Sessions said during remarks to one such group of hawks, the Center for Immigration Studies. W. James Antle Iii, Washington Examiner, "Sessions supports Trump immigration order though president backs his less-hawkish primary opponent," 29 Apr. 2020 Chief Executive Ramon Laguarta said in prerecorded remarks... Dave Sebastian, WSJ, "PepsiCo Posts Higher Sales as Americans Stock Up on Food, Snacks," 28 Apr. 2020 According to Mike Ricci, the communications director for Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, the state's Emergency Management Agency saw a surge of over 100 calls inquiring about the president's remarks. Claudia Harmata,, "States Report Spike in Poison Control Calls After Trump's Comments About Injecting Disinfectant," 26 Apr. 2020 Trump claims injecting disinfectant remark was 'sarcastic' April 24, 202008:39 Anti-lockdown protests also continued to rumble across several U.S. states. NBC News, "Global coronavirus death toll surpasses 200,000, as world leaders commit to finding vaccine," 25 Apr. 2020 Donie O'Sullivan writes: The president's Thursday evening remarks will likely embolden the same online con artists who have been pushing false claims about bleach being a cure for the coronavirus. Brian Stelter, CNN, "Trump's inconsistent coronavirus messaging 'compromises public trust,' former surgeon general says," 24 Apr. 2020 Nirenberg said at Tuesday’s media briefing, an oblique reference to recent remarks Lt. Joshua Fechter,, "Nirenberg, Wolff name panel to get San Antonio back on its feet after COVID-19 devastation," 21 Apr. 2020 Vice President Gore said during remarks to the annual meeting of the National Council for International Health in Crystal City, Virginia. Garrett M. Graff, Wired, "An Oral History of the Pandemic Warnings Trump Ignored," 17 Apr. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb At one point, Miley held up a photo of Hannah and Lily in matching black-and-pink outfits, leading Miley to remark how Hannah Montana fans have theorized about the Disney show predicting what's happening right now in the world. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "Miley Cyrus and Emily Osment Had a “Hannah Montana” Reunion," 24 Mar. 2020 Corporal Blake remarks on the trees with just enough detail and flourish to get a mild rebuke from his comrade. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "1917 film review: War has never been captured so incredibly," 10 Jan. 2020 Taiwanese often remark that living in China tends to make their compatriots more patriotic. The Economist, "China tries to deepen economic ties with Taiwan yet more," 7 Nov. 2019 Every once in a while some pessimist, the cockles of whose heart do not warm to a three base hit, sits up and takes notice long enough to remark that baseball is dying out… As a matter of fact the game is faster today than ever before. Emma Baccellieri,, "A Brief History of the Many Times Baseball Has Died," 29 Aug. 2019 And chief brand officer Eddie Alterman remarked how easily the E450 dispatches curvy mountain roads even with a full load of luggage in back. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "Our Long-Term 2019 Mercedes-Benz E450 Wagon Was a Love Story," 27 Apr. 2020 Remind Humans How to Social Distance CNN reported that locals started taking notice of Tl’uk back in October, with animal lovers remarking on his unusual look. Benjamin Vanhoose,, "Beloved Rare Pale Orca Spotted Near Washington amid Coronavirus Pandemic: 'He Stands Right Out'," 21 Apr. 2020 On Monday, DeGeneres kicked off her premiere remote episode by remarking on the effects the coronavirus outbreak has had on society. Rasha Ali, USA TODAY, "Ellen takes down video after 'jail' joke about coronavirus self-quarantine lands poorly," 9 Apr. 2020 For me, much of the broader appeal of the genre at the moment is aesthetic: Westerns revolve so much around the outdoors that the simple act of going inside is worth remarking on. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Craving Wide Open Spaces? Watch a Western.," 30 Mar. 2020

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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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2 May 2020

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“Remark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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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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