Meaning of “remarkable” in the English Dictionary

"remarkable" in British English

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uk /rɪˈmɑː.kə.bəl/ us /rɪˈmɑːr.kə.bəl/

B2 unusual or special and therefore surprising and worth mentioning:

Nelson Mandela was a truly remarkable man.
Meeting you here in Rome is a remarkable coincidence.
The 20th century was remarkable for its inventions.

More examples

  • She has remarkable powers of observation.
  • We witnessed a remarkable chain of events in eastern Europe in 1989.
  • An Olympic gold medal is the only thing that has evaded her in her remarkable career.
  • The book celebrates the hostages' remarkable triumph over appalling adversity.
  • The workmanship which went into some of these pieces of furniture was truly remarkable.

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

"remarkable" in American English

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us /rɪˈmɑr·kə·bəl/ approving

unusual and surprising:

He’s a remarkable young man.
adverb us /rɪˈmɑr·kə·bli/


They were remarkably calm after the crash.

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

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