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

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
informalout of this world

Derivatives

memorability

1
Pronunciation: /mɛm(ə)rəˈbɪlɪti/
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.

Origin

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

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