- worthy of note or notice; noteworthy: a notable success; a notable theory.
- prominent, important, or distinguished: many notable artists.
- Archaic. capable, thrifty, and industrious.
- a prominent, distinguished, or important person.
- (usually initial capital letter) French History.
- one of a number of prominent men, usually of the aristocracy, called by the king on extraordinary occasions.
- Notables,Also called Assembly of the Notables.an assembly of high-ranking nobles, ecclesiastics, and state functionaries having deliberative but not legislative or administrative powers, convoked by the king principally in 1554, 1786, and 1788, in the lattermost year to establish the manner for selecting the States-General.
- Obsolete. a notable fact or thing.
Origin of notable
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Examples from the Web for notably
Some of these critics, notably Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, and Eric Rohmer, later became filmmakers of international repute.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Most notably, in Ferguson, all agree that Michael Brown was unarmed.Arabs Are the Michael Browns of Israel
December 3, 2014
A notably large Irish contingent took part in the infamous draft riots because they did not want to compete for jobs with blacks.This Week's Riots Are Part of America's Long History of Racial Rage
November 29, 2014
As looters roamed, you could hear a few of the refrains that have defined this situation, most notably “No justice, no peace.”Raging Protesters Set Ferguson on Fire
November 25, 2014
The suburbs are changing in ways that could help progressives, notably by becoming more heavily minority and Millennial.The Progressives’ War on Suburbia
November 16, 2014
There was a choice of wines, and notably some bottles of champagne on a side table.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
But, as Laura Ann said, it entailed things, notably industry.Four Girls and a Compact
Annie Hamilton Donnell
It is to be found in several books, notably Goff's "Life of Revere."The Siege of Boston
Often, however, it was associated with notably accurate versions.Early Theories of Translation
Flora Ross Amos
Since the American advent the Death-rate is believed to have notably decreased.The Philippine Islands
- particularly or especially; in a way worthy of being noted
- worthy of being noted or remembered; remarkable; distinguished
- a notable person
Word Origin and History for notably
mid-14c., from Old French notable "well-known, notable, remarkable" (13c.) and directly from Latin notabilis "noteworthy, extraordinary," from notare "to note" (see note (v.)). The noun meaning "a person of distinction" is first recorded 1815. Related: Notably; notableness.