For example: "Music is powerful, man," Jake remarked.
The word "remark" can also mean the thing that somebody said. For example: "I agree with Jake's remark. I, too, think music is powerful."
If people remark on something very often, that thing must be very interesting. In fact, we call something remarkable when it's special, amazing, or unusual in a way that makes you notice it, think about it, and want to say something about it.
The opposite of "remarkable" is "unremarkable," which is also a really useful word. Call things unremarkable when they're normal, regular, usual, and ordinary, not likely to catch your attention. Especially if they only seem that way at first!
For example, in Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities, the narrator says that the dunlin "would appear to be an unremarkable bird. But to those familiar with its breathtaking flight patterns... this species is a miracle of nature." That means the bird only seems unremarkable—normal, ordinary, regular—but actually it has remarkable powers of flight.
One more thing! It's good to keep in mind that the words "remark," "remarkable," and "unremarkable" are all formal words. You use them when you're being serious and polite. They're not slangy, and they're not relaxed. But they're a wonderful addition to your formal, academic, sophisticated vocabulary.
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unusual, amazing, or otherwise interesting enough to catch people's attention and get them talking
Write your own sentence!
You can use either of the two ideas I'll suggest, or you can invent your own. Include as much detail as you can!
(Source) Write a sentence with the word REMARK or REMARKABLE:
Remember: remarks are things we say when we're sharing our thoughts with others, and remarkable people and things are surprising, startling, or wondrous.
Idea 1: "When (someone) remarked that (something) reminded (him or her) of (something else), I (nodded in agreement, raised my eyebrows in confusion, or burst out laughing)."
Idea 2: "In (a particular story, book, or video), something remarkable happens: (somebody does something)."
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