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’
    • ‘It is notable that bargaining power is revealed not only in explicit negotiation but also implicitly.’
    • ‘Perhaps a dozen of these have notable vitality and some real academic distinction.’
    • ‘There are notable exceptions, especially among academics and medical faculties.’
    • ‘In Scott Murray's absence, young Alastair Kellock had a notable Celtic League debut.’
    • ‘One of the most notable features of the building is a pair of large stone pineapples that flank the West Street facade.’
    • ‘Other notable individuals who are still with the group have formed their own companies.’
    • ‘A notable exception is the prominent role played by Jewish patrons of the arts.’
    • ‘Two most notable events have taken place in the history of Richmond and its neighbourhood during the past week.’
    • ‘For the most part, the acting in the movie is excellent, with some notable exceptions.’
    • ‘The Rothschilds are still prominent in banking in Britain and are notable patrons of the arts and sciences.’
    • ‘These things happen, and I'm sure everyone thought this was as notable an achievement as I did.’
    • ‘Apart from a few notable exceptions, everything seemed to conform to type.’
    • ‘These two companies have the notable distinction of being able to generate a profit at the moment.’
    • ‘Planning law is complex, but its most notable feature is its infinite flexibility.’
    • ‘I disliked virtually everything they asked for, with two notable exceptions.’
    • ‘Jackie Kay's Strawgirl marked the author's notable debut as a writer for children.’
    • ‘One notable exception to the rental costume list is the blue ball gown Knight wears in Act Two.’
    • ‘His bluntness is softened by a naturally upbeat demeanour and a notable lack of self-importance.’
    • ‘His work also had a notable influence on young British realists of the time.’
    • ‘He led us on a short guided walk round the ceremony, drawing our attention to notable people on the way.’
    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’
    • ‘It is trendy these days for spin doctors to help our politicians, sports stars and other notables avoid accepting responsibility for what they do.’
    • ‘His name was announced at a lunch at the Town Hall on Friday attended by Rochdale's leading notables and businessmen.’
    • ‘Ancestor worship, the chief ritual observance, was directed by local notables.’
    • ‘At the very least, they attracted donations from local notables.’
    • ‘We made it a point to meet some of our Chinese neighbors and local notables.’
    • ‘The movement was taken over by the notables - local gentry, clergy, and officials - as the only way to control it.’
    • ‘Though they performed only in café-theatres and beer halls, even such notables as Beckett and Brecht recognized their greatness.’
    • ‘Many of the dishes are named after local African-American notables.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In 1831 the government forced local notables to serve on temporary boards of health, in order to combat cholera.’
    • ‘Local elections favor local political notables who are capable of mustering sufficient resources and influence on their own.’
    • ‘Differences in wealth produced a class of local notables who relied upon the community for their influence and power.’
    • ‘The council would not be elected, but instead would be endorsed by local meetings of notables.’
    • ‘The problem with this assumption was it ignored the role of local notables and rural communities.’
    • ‘The alliance between the Napoleonic state and the new elite of notables represented the third important feature of Napoleonic Italy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It represented a decisive defeat for the old liberal politics, dominated by local notables, with their traditional methods of patronage and persuasion.’
    • ‘And it's not just the banks that come under pressure from local notables.’
    • ‘Not all the local notables were Puritan Parliamentarians.’
    • ‘The members of the ruling class, formerly citizen-soldiers, became local notables and loyal subjects of the emperor.’
    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
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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/