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no·ta·ble

notable

 
 
pronunciation:
no t bl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: worthy of special attention; remarkable.
She has a notable talent for playing the piano.
synonyms:
exceptional, extraordinary, remarkable
antonyms:
insignificant
similar words:
impressive, memorable, momentous, outstanding, particular, prominent, singular, special, unusual
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a very important person.
The author was one of many notables at the party.
synonyms:
somebody
similar words:
celebrity, figure, personality, wheel
derivations: notably (adv.), notability (n.)
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The word notable contains the following parts:
not Latin root that means mark
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-able, -ible, -ble Latin adjective-forming suffix that means capable of being, doing, or undergoing
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The suffix -able , and its variants, is attached to Latin verb roots or English transitive verbs to form adjectives. (In a small set of cases, -able is attached to a noun, e.g. knowledgeable and marriageable.) For spelling purposes, it is useful to know that -able is more likely to be added to a whole English word (comparable, adorable ), while -ible is more likely to follow a bound root (visible , legible ). However,there are still many words which combine a root with -able (capable , inevitable ). The suffix -ity can be added to any adjective ending in -able , -ible , -ble to produce a corresponding noun ending in -ability, -ibility, -bility (possible + -ity > possibility; irrevocable + -ity > irrevocability.)