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"well known" in British English

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well knownadjective

uk   /ˌwel ˈnəʊn/ us   /ˌwel ˈnoʊn/
A2 known or recognized by many people: Her views on the subject are already well known. [+ that] It is well known that he never gives interviews. The restaurant is well known for its friendly atmosphere and excellent service. a well-known local artist [before noun] a well-known face/voice

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(Definition of well known from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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well-knownadjective

/ˈwelˈnoʊn/
known or recognized by many people: The book is by a well-known historian.
(Definition of well-known from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “well known”
in Arabic مَعْروف…
in Korean 유명한…
in Portuguese conhecido…
in Catalan famós…
in Japanese よく知られている…
in Turkish meşhur, iyi bilinen, tanınan…
in Russian известный, знаменитый…
in Chinese (Simplified) 著名的,众所周知的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 著名的,眾所周知的…
in Italian ben noto, conosciuto…
in Polish sławny, znany…
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