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memorable

Line breaks: mem¦or|able
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛm(ə)rəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of memorable in English:

adjective

Worth remembering or easily remembered, especially because of being special or unusual: he recalled memorable moments in his life
More example sentences
  • Identify colours, images, themes and a name that works for you and is easily memorable.
  • This is why if something memorable happens you may remember it years down the line.
  • His most memorable moment of the trek came not at the very summit, but on the way up.
Synonyms
unforgettable, catchy, haunting, indelible, not/never to be forgotten, signal, special;
momentous, significant, historic, notable, noteworthy, important, consequential, remarkable, outstanding, extraordinary, striking, vivid, arresting, impressive, distinctive, distinguished, famous, celebrated, renowned, notorious, illustrious, glorious;
immortal, undying, everlasting, eternal, unfading, perpetual, imperishable, timeless;
brilliant, supreme, superlative, dazzling, exciting, thrilling, enthralling, wonderful, marvellous
informal out of this world

Origin

late 15th century: from Latin memorabilis, from memorare 'bring to mind', from memor 'mindful'.

Derivatives

memorability

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • Advertising values memorability and pattern recognition, and those things are pleasures, but difficulty and novelty and freshness are also pleasures.
  • But sensationalism is no guarantee of lasting memorability.
  • Well, it's always said that one of the tests of a poet is memorability.

memorableness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • The simplicity, conclusiveness, and memorableness of this experiment - which has been repeated countless times in physiology courses - made a marked impression on Müller's contemporaries.
  • In the cultural model, the measure of success is a work's impact, influence and memorableness.
  • Her rendering of natural settings, in lines of well-judged rhythm and simple syntax, contribute to the [volume's] memorableness.

memorably

3
adverb
Example sentences
  • It was Mark Twain who memorably remarked that a banker is the sort of man who lends you his umbrella on a sunny day.
  • We know nations are not built by militaries: as Talleyrand memorably said, the one thing you can't do with a bayonet is sit on it.
  • Most memorably of all there is a love letter to his home town.

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