Definition of notable in English:

notable

adjective

  • Worthy of attention or notice; remarkable:

    ‘the gardens are notable for their collection of magnolias and camellias’
    ‘the results, with one notable exception, have been superb’
    • ‘These two companies have the notable distinction of being able to generate a profit at the moment.’
    • ‘These things happen, and I'm sure everyone thought this was as notable an achievement as I did.’
    • ‘He led us on a short guided walk round the ceremony, drawing our attention to notable people on the way.’
    • ‘Jackie Kay's Strawgirl marked the author's notable debut as a writer for children.’
    • ‘It is notable that bargaining power is revealed not only in explicit negotiation but also implicitly.’
    • ‘One of the most notable features of the building is a pair of large stone pineapples that flank the West Street facade.’
    • ‘Planning law is complex, but its most notable feature is its infinite flexibility.’
    • ‘A notable exception is the prominent role played by Jewish patrons of the arts.’
    • ‘One notable exception to the rental costume list is the blue ball gown Knight wears in Act Two.’
    • ‘Perhaps a dozen of these have notable vitality and some real academic distinction.’
    • ‘His bluntness is softened by a naturally upbeat demeanour and a notable lack of self-importance.’
    • ‘In Scott Murray's absence, young Alastair Kellock had a notable Celtic League debut.’
    • ‘Apart from a few notable exceptions, everything seemed to conform to type.’
    • ‘The Rothschilds are still prominent in banking in Britain and are notable patrons of the arts and sciences.’
    • ‘There are notable exceptions, especially among academics and medical faculties.’
    • ‘Two most notable events have taken place in the history of Richmond and its neighbourhood during the past week.’
    • ‘I disliked virtually everything they asked for, with two notable exceptions.’
    • ‘Other notable individuals who are still with the group have formed their own companies.’
    • ‘His work also had a notable influence on young British realists of the time.’
    • ‘For the most part, the acting in the movie is excellent, with some notable exceptions.’
    noteworthy, remarkable, outstanding, important, significant, momentous, headline, memorable, unforgettable, pronounced, marked, striking, glaring, obvious, impressive, uncommon, unusual, particular, special, extraordinary, exceptional, conspicuous, rare, signal
    prominent, important, well known, famous, famed, noted, distinguished, great, eminent, pre-eminent, illustrious, consequential, respected, well thought of, esteemed, honoured, renowned, celebrated, acclaimed, influential, prestigious
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noun

usually notables
  • A famous or important person:

    ‘businessmen and local notables’
    • ‘The council would not be elected, but instead would be endorsed by local meetings of notables.’
    • ‘The members of the ruling class, formerly citizen-soldiers, became local notables and loyal subjects of the emperor.’
    • ‘The problem with this assumption was it ignored the role of local notables and rural communities.’
    • ‘Many of the dishes are named after local African-American notables.’
    • ‘Local elections favor local political notables who are capable of mustering sufficient resources and influence on their own.’
    • ‘It is trendy these days for spin doctors to help our politicians, sports stars and other notables avoid accepting responsibility for what they do.’
    • ‘Ancestor worship, the chief ritual observance, was directed by local notables.’
    • ‘We made it a point to meet some of our Chinese neighbors and local notables.’
    • ‘Though they performed only in café-theatres and beer halls, even such notables as Beckett and Brecht recognized their greatness.’
    • ‘The alliance between the Napoleonic state and the new elite of notables represented the third important feature of Napoleonic Italy.’
    • ‘On visitations they spoke mainly to priests, who almost invariably assured them that all was well, and to local notables holding administrative office in parishes.’
    • ‘Differences in wealth produced a class of local notables who relied upon the community for their influence and power.’
    • ‘The movement was taken over by the notables - local gentry, clergy, and officials - as the only way to control it.’
    • ‘What was being touted as a low key opening turned into one of the better parties in Pattaya, with all the local notables in attendance and a host of Bangkokians as well.’
    • ‘At the very least, they attracted donations from local notables.’
    • ‘It represented a decisive defeat for the old liberal politics, dominated by local notables, with their traditional methods of patronage and persuasion.’
    • ‘Not all the local notables were Puritan Parliamentarians.’
    • ‘His name was announced at a lunch at the Town Hall on Friday attended by Rochdale's leading notables and businessmen.’
    • ‘And it's not just the banks that come under pressure from local notables.’
    • ‘In 1831 the government forced local notables to serve on temporary boards of health, in order to combat cholera.’
    celebrity, public figure, important person, vip, personality, personage, notability, dignitary, leading light, star, superstar, name, big name, famous name, household name, lion, worthy, grandee, luminary, panjandrum
    celeb, somebody, bigwig, big shot, big noise, big cheese, big gun, big fish, biggie, heavy, megastar
    nob
    kahuna, macher, high muckamuck, high muckety-muck
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French, from Latin notabilis worthy of note, from the verb notare to note, mark.

Pronunciation

notable

/ˈnəʊtəb(ə)l/