Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: notorious
IPA transcription: [noʊt'ɔɹiəs]
Pronunciations of notorious
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: ill-famed, infamous, notorious
    Meaning: known widely and usually unfavorably; "a notorious gangster"; "the tenderloin district was notorious for vice"; "the infamous Benedict Arnold";
Usage examples
  • The downrightness of Marjorie Rogers was both notorious and embarrassing.
  • They were at that moment just opposite a notorious saloon and gambling house.
  • For example, if the governments of Europe had not withstood the notorious Attila, he would not have left a single living man.
  • Was it possible that this stolidly respectable person was of the same blood as one of the most notorious criminals in the country?
  • Against his notorious bad temper she set his three thousand a year, and his prospective succession to a baronetcy gave a casting vote in his favour.
  • "After we talk on all the notorious themes of the day, this Murkison-- for such was his entitlements--takes a letter out of his coat pocket in a careful, careless way and hands it to us to read.
  • As for the name, he had used that of his wife, Viscountess Drane in her own right,--a notorious beauty of whom, so History recounts, he was senilely enamoured and on whose naughty account he was eventually run through the body by a young Mohawk of a paramour.
  • He had to leave England. A journalist obtained access to his laboratory in the capacity of laboratory-assistant, with the deliberate intention of making sensational exposures; and by the help of a shocking accident (if it was an accident), his gruesome pamphlet became notorious. On the day of its publication a wretched dog, flayed and otherwise mutilated, escaped from Moreau's house.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Jack Sheppard, License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Elizabeth I of England, License CC BY-SA 4.0
2. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Hamlet, License CC BY-SA 4.0