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celebrated

[ sel-uh-brey-tid ]
/ ˈsɛl əˌbreɪ tɪd /
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adjective

renowned; well-known: the celebrated authors of best-selling books.

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Origin of celebrated

First recorded in 1540–50; celebrate + -ed2

synonym study for celebrated

See famous.

OTHER WORDS FROM celebrated

cel·e·brat·ed·ness, nounun·cel·e·brat·ed, adjectivewell-cel·e·brat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for celebrated

celebrated
/ (ˈsɛlɪˌbreɪtɪd) /

adjective

(usually prenominal) famousa celebrated pianist; a celebrated trial
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