cel·​e·​brat·​ed | \ ˈse-lə-ˌbrā-təd How to pronounce celebrated (audio) \

Definition of celebrated

: widely known and often referred to a celebrated author

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Other Words from celebrated

celebratedness noun

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famous, renowned, celebrated, noted, notorious, distinguished, eminent, illustrious mean known far and wide. famous implies little more than the fact of being, sometimes briefly, widely and popularly known. a famous actress renowned implies more glory and acclamation. one of the most renowned figures in sports history celebrated implies notice and attention especially in print. the most celebrated beauty of her day noted suggests well-deserved public attention. the noted mystery writer notorious frequently adds to famous an implication of questionableness or evil. a notorious gangster distinguished implies acknowledged excellence or superiority. a distinguished scientist who won the Nobel Prize eminent implies even greater prominence for outstanding quality or character. the country's most eminent writers illustrious stresses enduring honor and glory attached to a deed or person. illustrious war heroes

Examples of celebrated in a Sentence

He is one of today's most celebrated young writers. a celebrated author making an appearance on a talk show
Recent Examples on the Web It was supposed to be an opportunity for music students at the University of Michigan to learn about the process of adapting a classic literary text into an opera from one of the music school’s most celebrated professors, the composer Bright Sheng. Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times, 15 Oct. 2021 This is how Lila Robles, one of the most celebrated airbrush nail artists on the internet, remembers first falling in love with the art form. Los Angeles Times, 13 Oct. 2021 Welcome Chintan Pandya, one of the most celebrated Indian chefs in the U.S. Amber Love Bond, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 Park Chan-wook, one of South Korea’s most celebrated film directors, kicked off the Asian Contents & Film Market adjunct to the Busan International Film Festival with a public update of his various film and TV projects. Rebecca Souw, Variety, 12 Oct. 2021 The story of the notebook helps explain why Hamilton (1936-2002) became one of the 20th century’s most celebrated writers of children’s books. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, 8 Oct. 2021 Les Mille et Une Nuits swelled to twelve volumes and soon became one of the most celebrated texts in French literature. Robyn Creswell, The New York Review of Books, 7 Oct. 2021 Steven Paul Jobs, 56, was the most celebrated person in technology and business on the planet. Steven Levy, Wired, 5 Oct. 2021 No doubt Tom Brady’s return is the most celebrated event regarding a famous figure visiting Greater Boston since Pope John Paul II kissed the tarmac at Logan in October 1979. BostonGlobe.com, 2 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of celebrated

1549, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for celebrated

from past participle of celebrate

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The first known use of celebrated was in 1549

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19 Oct 2021

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“Celebrated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celebrated. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of celebrated

: known and praised by many people : famous


cel·​e·​brat·​ed | \ ˈse-lə-ˌbrā-təd \

Kids Definition of celebrated

: widely known and praised a celebrated author

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