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Meaning of “well known” in the English Dictionary

"well known" in British English

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well knownadjective

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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 foritsfriendlyatmosphere and ​excellentservice. a well-known ​localartist [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)

"well-known" in American English

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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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