Definition of memento in English:


Line breaks: me|mento
Pronunciation: /mɪˈmɛntəʊ

noun (plural mementos or mementoes)

  • An object kept as a reminder 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; testimonial, trophy, relic, vestige
    archaic memorandum


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

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