Share this entry

memorabilia Line breaks: mem¦ora|bilia
Pronunciation: /ˌmɛm(ə)rəˈbɪlɪə/

Definition of memorabilia in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular or plural]
1Objects kept or collected because of their associations with memorable people or events: sixties memorabilia
More example sentences
  • These photos, along with Walt Burton's collection of period memorabilia, give us a unique view of that historic event.
  • Norpa is keen to collect old photos, memorabilia and stories about Lismore's major floods.
  • He collects sporting memorabilia including 39 signed rugby balls and countless signed photos of players.


Late 18th century: from Latin, neuter plural of memorabilis 'memorable'.

Words that rhyme with memorabilia

bougainvillea, Brasília, cilia, conciliar, familiar, haemophilia (US hemophilia), Hillier, juvenilia, paedophilia (US pedophilia), sedilia

Definition of memorabilia in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day fortissimo
Pronunciation: fôrˈtisəˌmō
(especially as a direction) very loud or loudly