Definition of notability in English:



mass noun
  • 1The fact or quality of being notable.

    ‘the village enjoys a notability out of all relation to its size’
    • ‘The other notability is the low number of ‘partners’ among the dull old political straights.’
    • ‘The baby of producers Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, Enterprise isn't a new offering at the mature age of three seasons on-air, but it's taken a drastic change in tone that's enough to gain it notability.’
    • ‘Only recently has Cole, dubbed ‘the unknown Cole,’ begun to achieve significant notability on the jazz circuit.’
    • ‘What with your notability throughout the world, he should have put it on the top of his To Do list.’
    • ‘Those notabilities included one horse's acceptance of only one rider, and another horse's sagacity at any chance to break away whenever an unfamiliar rider was attempting to dismount.’
    • ‘Both ministers know just too well the notability of getting this document done by June.’
    noteworthiness, momentousness, memorability, impressiveness, extraordinariness
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    1. 1.1dated count noun A famous or important person.
      ‘a Fleet Street notability’
      • ‘Handel or his librettist found the story in Plutarch's chronicles of Roman notabilities, which had been magnificently Englished, in the 17th century, by Sir Thomas North.’
      celebrity, public figure, important person, VIP, personality, personage, notable, dignitary, leading light, star, superstar, name, big name, famous name, household name
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