remarkable

[ ri-mahr-kuh-buhl ]
/ rɪˈmɑr kə bəl /

adjective

notably or conspicuously unusual; extraordinary: a remarkable change.
worthy of notice or attention.

Origin of remarkable

From the French word remarquable, dating back to 1595–1605. See remark, -able
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remarkable

/ (rɪˈmɑːkəbəl) /

adjective

worthy of note or attentiona remarkable achievement
unusual, striking, or extraordinarya remarkable sight
Derived Formsremarkableness or remarkability, nounremarkably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for remarkable

remarkable


adj.

c.1600, from remark (v.) + -able, or from or based on French remarquable (16c.), from remarquer. "Observable, worthy of notice," hence "extraordinary, exceptional, conspicuous." Related: Remarkably.

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