Definition of memento in English:


Syllabification: me·men·to
Pronunciation: /məˈmenˌtō

noun (plural mementos or mementoes)

An object kept as a reminder or souvenir of a person or event: you can purchase a memento of your visit
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  • Therefore examples of mugs, plates and other mementos of this ‘event that never was’ are plentiful and not of great value.
  • Before leaving HMS York, Caroline was presented with a signed photograph of the ship and given other mementoes to remind her of her time on board.
  • All runners will collect a souvenir memento, with trophies for the first three in each of the categories in the 10 km race.
souvenir, keepsake, reminder, remembrance, token, memorial, bomboniere;
trophy, relic


late Middle English (denoting a prayer of commemoration): from Latin, literally 'remember!', imperative of meminisse.

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