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Line breaks: prom¦in|ent
Pronunciation: /ˈprɒmɪnənt

Definition of prominent in English:


1Important; famous: she was a prominent member of the city council
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  • The Rothschilds are still prominent in banking in Britain and are notable patrons of the arts and sciences.
  • Many of the family have lived in America for several years and some of them are very prominent in business circles in the Chicago area.
  • They were prominent in the farming business and ran a progressive operation in that part of mid-Roscommon.
2Projecting from something; protuberant: a man with big, prominent eyes like a lobster’s
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  • His hair is flattened from sleep, his prominent ears projecting like wings from the sides of his head.
  • Rising from the radiator grille, a prominent bulge in the hood runs to the base of the windscreen.
  • For your first project choose leaves that are relatively flat and have prominent veins.
protuberant, protruding, projecting, jutting, jutting out, standing out, sticking out, proud, bulging, bulbous;
raised, elevated
rare protrusive, protrudent, excrescent
3Situated so as to catch the attention; noticeable: the new housing estates are prominent landmarks
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  • The planning process begins with the posting of a notice in a prominent position at the site of property.
  • I have noticed that the most prominent activity at the festival is alcohol consumption.
  • It went on to say that the suggested site is situated in a prominent section of this new streetscape.
conspicuous, noticeable, easily seen, obvious, evident, discernible, recognizable, distinguishable, unmistakable, eye-catching, pronounced, salient, striking, outstanding, dominant, predominant;


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(also prominent moth) A stout drab-coloured moth with tufts on the forewings which stick up while at rest, the caterpillars of which typically have fleshy growths on the back.
  • Family Notodontidae: many species


late Middle English (in the sense 'projecting'): from Latin prominent- 'jutting out', from the verb prominere. Compare with eminent.



Example sentences
  • Display the explanation clearly, and as prominently as the price indication.
  • This last piece of evidence is particularly contentious and likely to feature prominently in the appeal.
  • The photo will be prominently posted until you apologize to me publicly for this attack.

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