[ noh-tuh-bil-i-tee ]
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noun,plural no·ta·bil·i·ties for 2.
  1. the state or quality of being notable; distinction; prominence.

  2. a notable or prominent person.

Origin of notability

First recorded in 1350–1400, notability is from the Middle English word notabilite.See notable, -ity

Words Nearby notability Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use notability in a sentence

  • The Chancellor, whom he represents, is always some specially distinguished notability, and is appointed for life.

  • To the outer world from which McCalloway came few mountain names had percolated, attended by notability.

    The Tempering | Charles Neville Buck

British Dictionary definitions for notability


/ (ˌnəʊtəˈbɪlɪtɪ) /

nounplural -ties
  1. the state or quality of being notable

  2. a distinguished person; notable

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