Definition of catchy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkatʃi/

adjective (catchier, catchiest)

(Of a tune or phrase) instantly appealing and memorable: catchy pop melodies
More example sentences
  • On Painkiller, Griffin's soft falsetto floats above a catchy chorus and sweet pop melody.
  • Then The Smiths came on Top of the Pops with an odd, catchy tune called This Charming Man.
  • I walk out of movies and plays, and I never accept invitations to operas that have no catchy tunes in them.
memorable, unforgettable;
appealing, captivating, snappy, with instant appeal;
singable, melodious, melodic, tuneful



Example sentences
  • Tulsa may have been put on the map by Gene Pitney, who crooned catchily about being only 24 hours from the Oklahoman city, but it hasn't made the hit parade as far as the sizeable press corps is concerned.
  • The songs are tighter and more powerful, Tom Morello's riffs are meaner and his solos are crazier, and Zack's vocals are angrier and more catchily delivered.
  • I know because I was one of the first to present such a programme, the catchily named Weekend with Rod Liddle and Kate Silverton.


Example sentences
  • As with a couple of Bif's own songs, its anthemic catchiness makes it a guilty pleasure but, all in all, there's nothing new or interesting or scandalous to report.
  • As ringtones become part of our environment, they could push pop music toward new levels of concision, repetition, and catchiness.
  • Occasionally, they even sing in Welsh, but the sheer catchiness of tracks such as Ysbeidiau Heulog can still deceive you into believing you can sing along.

Words that rhyme with catchy

Apache, patchy, scratchy, snatchy

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