Meaning of “notable” in the English Dictionary

"notable" in British English

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uk /ˈnəʊ.tə.bəl/ us /ˈnoʊ.t̬ə.bəl/

C1 important and deserving attention, because of being very good or interesting:

a notable collection of rare plants
Getting both sides to agree was a notable achievement.
This attractive building is particularly notable for its woodland setting.

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  • Sydney Smith, a notable wit, once remarked that he never read a book before he reviewed it because it might prejudice his opinion of it.
  • The library houses a notable collection of rare manuscripts.
  • The renaissance was notable for the spread of learning outside the university.
  • He was credited with making a notable contribution to the peace process.
  • "Hamlet" and "Macbeth" are among Shakespeare's most notable works.

notablenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈnəʊ.tə.bəl/ us /ˈnoʊ.t̬ə.bəl/ literary

(Definition of “notable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"notable" in American English

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us /ˈnoʊ·t̬ə·bəl/

important and deserving attention:

She worked with many notable musicians.
adverb us /ˈnoʊ·t̬ə·bli/

Other sports have had work stoppages, most notably baseball.

(Definition of “notable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)