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"prominent" in British English

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prominentadjective

uk   /ˈprɒm.ɪ.nənt/ us   /ˈprɑː.mə.nənt/
  • prominent adjective (FAMOUS)

C1 very well known and important: a prominent Democrat a prominent member of the Saudi royal family The government should be playing a more prominent role in promoting human rights.

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prominently
adverb uk   /ˈprɒm.ɪ.nənt.li/ us   /ˈprɑː.mə.nənt.li/
A photograph of her daughter was prominently displayed (= in a position where it could be seen) on her desk.
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"prominent" in American English

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prominentadjective

us   /ˈprɑm·ə·nənt/
very noticeable, important, or famous: She plays a prominent role in the organization.
If something is prominent, it sticks out from a surface or can be seen easily: She has a prominent chin/nose.
prominence
noun [U] us   /ˈprɑm·ə·nəns/
Despite his prominence, he was never able to make a living.
prominently
adverb us   /ˈprɑm·ə·nənt·li/
prominently displayed pictures
(Definition of prominent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“prominent” in American English

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