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’
    • ‘One of the most notable features of the building is a pair of large stone pineapples that flank the West Street facade.’
    • ‘These two companies have the notable distinction of being able to generate a profit at the moment.’
    • ‘In Scott Murray's absence, young Alastair Kellock had a notable Celtic League debut.’
    • ‘There are notable exceptions, especially among academics and medical faculties.’
    • ‘Apart from a few notable exceptions, everything seemed to conform to type.’
    • ‘I disliked virtually everything they asked for, with two notable exceptions.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Other notable individuals who are still with the group have formed their own companies.’
    • ‘His bluntness is softened by a naturally upbeat demeanour and a notable lack of self-importance.’
    • ‘One notable exception to the rental costume list is the blue ball gown Knight wears in Act Two.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Two most notable events have taken place in the history of Richmond and its neighbourhood during the past week.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A notable exception is the prominent role played by Jewish patrons of the arts.’
    • ‘Planning law is complex, but its most notable feature is its infinite flexibility.’
    • ‘These things happen, and I'm sure everyone thought this was as notable an achievement as I did.’
    • ‘The Rothschilds are still prominent in banking in Britain and are notable patrons of the arts and sciences.’
    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.’
    • ‘At the very least, they attracted donations from local notables.’
    • ‘Though they performed only in café-theatres and beer halls, even such notables as Beckett and Brecht recognized their greatness.’
    • ‘We made it a point to meet some of our Chinese neighbors and local notables.’
    • ‘In 1831 the government forced local notables to serve on temporary boards of health, in order to combat cholera.’
    • ‘Ancestor worship, the chief ritual observance, was directed by local notables.’
    • ‘The alliance between the Napoleonic state and the new elite of notables represented the third important feature of Napoleonic Italy.’
    • ‘The problem with this assumption was it ignored the role of local notables and rural communities.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And it's not just the banks that come under pressure from local notables.’
    • ‘Local elections favor local political notables who are capable of mustering sufficient resources and influence on their own.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The movement was taken over by the notables - local gentry, clergy, and officials - as the only way to control it.’
    • ‘His name was announced at a lunch at the Town Hall on Friday attended by Rochdale's leading notables and businessmen.’
    • ‘Many of the dishes are named after local African-American notables.’
    • ‘Differences in wealth produced a class of local notables who relied upon the community for their influence and power.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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

/ˈnōdəb(ə)l//ˈnoʊdəb(ə)l/