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memento

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noun me·men·to \mə-ˈmen-(ˌ)tō, ÷mō-\

Simple Definition of memento

  • : something that is kept as a reminder of a person, place, or thing

Full Definition of memento

plural me·men·tos or me·men·toes

  1. :  something that serves to warn or remind; also :  souvenir

Examples of memento

  1. a collection of photographs and mementos

  2. It was a memento of our trip.



Origin of memento

Middle English, from Latin, remember, imperative of meminisse to remember; akin to Latin ment-, mens mind — more at mind


First Known Use: 1580


MEMENTO Defined for Kids

memento

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noun me·men·to \mi-ˈmen-tō\

Definition of memento

plural me·men·tos or me·men·toes

  1. :  something that serves as a reminder <She collected mementos on her trip.>





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