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well-known

[ wel-nohn ]
/ ˈwɛlˈnoʊn /
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adjective

clearly or fully known: The well-known reasons are obvious.
generally or widely known: a well-known painting.

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Origin of well-known

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75
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British Dictionary definitions for well-known

well-known

adjective (well known when postpositive)

widely known; famous; celebrated
known fully or clearly
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