Definition of nota bene in English:

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nota bene

Pronunciation: /ˌnəʊtə ˈbɛneɪ/

verb

[in imperative] formal
(Used in written text to draw attention to what follows) observe carefully or take special notice.
Example sentences
  • It was not even Hitler, nota bene, who was analogous in Mrs. Woolf's mind to the domineering husband, but the man who proposed to stand up to Hitler.
  • Many years ago, when the Lady Novelist (now nota bene a Professor in her own right) and I got married, some cousins of mine gave us a pair of Georgian spoons.
  • Gentle reader, nota bene this post has footnotes.

Origin

Latin, literally 'note well!'.

Words that rhyme with nota bene

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