- to say casually, as in making a comment: Someone remarked that tomorrow would be a warm day.
- to note; perceive; observe: I remarked a slight accent in her speech.
- Obsolete. to mark distinctively.
- to make a remark or observation (usually followed by on or upon): He remarked on her amazing wit and intelligence.
- the act of remarking; notice.
- comment or mention: to let a thing pass without remark.
- a casual or brief expression of thought or opinion.
- Fine Arts. remarque.
Origin of remark
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Antonyms for remark
Related Words for remarkedmention, observe, declare, utter, reflect, descry, see, regard, spot, say, perceive, mark, note, espy, state, heed, crack, catch, behold, wisecrack
Examples from the Web for remarked
Contemporary Examples of remarked
Woody Allen once remarked that 80 or 90 % of life was just showing up.Why We Should Delay The Israel-Palestinian Peace Process
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He once remarked to me that “Henry Fonda turns in the same performance year after year and the critics always call it wonderful.”
There must be in his life, as Truffaut remarked about Hitchcock's films, “inner fire and cool surfaces.”
“If you are a waiter, you can make twice as much in Austin relative to Flint,” remarked Moretti.The Rustbelt Roars Back From the Dead
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December 7, 2014
“The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans,” Landrieu remarked to NBC News last Thursday.Why You Can’t Tell the Truth About Race
November 3, 2014
Historical Examples of remarked
"Hum," remarked Uncle Peter, in a tone to be noticed for its extreme dryness.
Mrs. Beale remarked that it wasn't the heat that bothered us so, but the humidity.
"I think they are awfully snobbish," she remarked resentfully.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
"Seems to take it badly," remarked Banstead, looking at his disappearing figure.
"You are not quite right in your tenses, Austin," she remarked.
- (when intr , often foll by on or upon ; when tr, may take a clause as object) to pass a casual comment (about); reflect in informal speech or writing
- (tr; may take a clause as object) to perceive; observe; notice
- a brief casually expressed thought or opinion; observation
- notice, comment, or observationthe event passed without remark
- engraving a variant spelling of remarque
Word Origin for remark
1630s, "to mark out, distinguish" modeled on French remarquer "to mark, note, heed," formed in Middle French from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + marquer "to mark," probably from a Germanic source, cf. Old High German marchon "to delimit" (see mark (n.1)).
Meaning "take notice of" is from 1670s; that of "make a comment" is first attested 1690s, from notion of "make a verbal observation" or "call attention to specific points." Related: Remarked; remarking.
1650s, "act of noticing; fact of being worthy of comment," from remark (v.). Meaning "a notice or comment" is from 1670s.