Definition of renown in English:


Syllabification: re·nown
Pronunciation: /rəˈnoun


The condition of being known or talked about by many people; fame: authors of great renown
More example sentences
  • Perform this task with perfection and you will bring honour and renown to your village.
  • So it's always shocking to see a celebrity, a person of that kind of renown, brought low.
  • She won national renown with the publication of a classic history of the Everglades in 1948.


Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French renoun, from Old French renomer 'make famous', from re- (expressing intensive force) + nomer 'to name', from Latin nominare.

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