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prominent

División en sílabas: prom·i·nent
Pronunciación: /ˈprämənənt
 
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Definición de prominent en inglés:

adjetivo

1Important; famous: she was a prominent member of the city council
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
2Projecting from something; protuberant: a man with big, prominent eyes like a lobster’s
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
protuberant, protruding, projecting, jutting (out), standing out, sticking out, proud, bulging, bulbous
2.1Situated so as to catch the attention; noticeable: the new housing developments are prominent landmarks
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
conspicuous, noticeable, easily seen, obvious, front-and-center, unmistakable, eye-catching, impactful, pronounced, salient, striking, dominant;

Origen

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

More
  • eminent from (Late Middle English):

    Eminent ‘outstanding’ and eminence (Middle English) go back to Latin eminere ‘jut, project’. The French expression éminence grise, literally ‘grey eminence’ for someone who has power without an official position, has been used in English since the 1930s. The term was originally used in French of His Eminence the Cardinal Richelieu's grey-cloaked private secretary, Père Joseph ( 1577–1638). The Latin eminere is also found in pre-eminent (Late Middle English) and prominent (Late Middle English).

Derivados

prominently

1
adverbio
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.

Words that rhyme with prominent

dominant

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