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renowned

[ ri-nound ]
/ rɪˈnaʊnd /
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adjective
celebrated; famous.

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Origin of renowned

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at renown, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM renowned

re·nown·ed·ly [ri-nou-nid-lee, -nound-], /rɪˈnaʊ nɪd li, -ˈnaʊnd-/, adverbre·nown·ed·ness, nounun·re·nowned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for renowned

renowned
/ (rɪˈnaʊnd) /

adjective
having a widespread, esp good, reputation; famous
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