noun \mə-ˈmen-(ˌ)tō, ÷mō-\

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

plural me·men·tos or me·men·toes

Full Definition of MEMENTO

:  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


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