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souvenir Line breaks: sou|venir
Pronunciation: /ˌsuːvəˈnɪə/

Definition of souvenir in English:


A thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place, or event: the recording provides a souvenir of a great production
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  • Officers have been on hand at university events giving away cups, bottle openers and other souvenirs with logos reminding them how to keep safe.
  • There will be special quiz shows and the winners will be awarded with souvenirs to remind them of their participation in the fiesta.
  • I had packed up a box of gifts and souvenirs to ship home, so we went to the post office.
testimonial, trophy, relic;
archaic memorandum


[with object] informal Back to top  
Take as a memento: many parts of the aircraft have been souvenired
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  • What it all boils down to is souveniring the experience and bad smells.
  • That is why these poems should be souvenired by, or given to, visitors to Central Australia.
  • I souvenired the offending CD from the floor of the carriage.


Late 18th century: from French, from souvenir 'remember', from Latin subvenire 'occur to the mind'.

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