no·​to·​ri·​ous·​ly | \ nō-ˈtȯr-ē-əs-lē How to pronounce notoriously (audio) , nə- \

Definition of notoriously

1 : in a notorious manner
2 : as is notorious : as is very well known notoriously, they never got along

Examples of notoriously in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The holiday period has long been notoriously difficult and expensive to book, even when planning a year in advance. Lauren Mowery, Forbes, 6 Oct. 2021 Shooting in Manhattan can be notoriously difficult, but Malin was able to finagle permission to shoot at must-see locations like Rockefeller Center and The Plaza Hotel in addition to Bergdorf's and Central Park. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 6 Oct. 2021 Those moderator roles are notoriously difficult because of the nature of some content, which can include violence and child exploitation. Stephanie Stamm, WSJ, 1 Oct. 2021 Unlike cows, donkeys are notoriously difficult to artificially inseminate., 1 Oct. 2021 Turnout in primaries for special elections is notoriously low. Marnie Hunter, CNN, 5 Aug. 2021 The order could also mark a significant change for tech given the industry’s notoriously low rates of labor organization. Sam Dean, Los Angeles Times, 9 July 2021 All the while, teachers' pay remained notoriously low. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 14 Apr. 2021 One reason for the financial turmoil: the country’s notoriously low fares. Anurag Kotoky,, 12 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of notoriously

1512, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Notoriously.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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