noun men·tion \ˈmen(t)-shən\

: a short statement about something or someone : an act of mentioning something or someone

Full Definition of MENTION

:  the act or an instance of citing or calling attention to someone or something especially in a casual or incidental manner
:  formal citation for outstanding achievement

Examples of MENTION

  1. In her speech, she carefully avoided any mention of her costar.
  2. There was barely a mention of the plan's possible dangers.
  3. The mere mention of blood makes me ill.
  4. I get nervous at the mention of his name.
  5. Her contributions deserve a mention.
  6. One other issue deserves special mention.

Origin of MENTION

Middle English mencioun, from Anglo-French mencion, from Latin mention-, mentio; akin to Latin meminisse to remember, ment-, mens mind
First Known Use: 14th century



: to talk about, write about, or refer to (something or someone) especially in a brief way

: to refer to or suggest (someone) as having a possible role or status

men·tionedmen·tion·ing \ˈmen(t)-sh(ə-)niŋ\

Full Definition of MENTION

transitive verb
:  to make mention of :  refer to; also :  to cite for outstanding achievement
men·tion·able \ˈmen(t)-sh(ə-)nə-bəl\ adjective
men·tion·er \-sh(ə-)nər\ noun
not to mention
:  not even yet counting or considering :  and notably in addition <a proposal that's risky and expensive, not to mention unethical>

Examples of MENTION

  1. She's never mentioned anything to me about her husband.
  2. I get nervous every time his name is mentioned.
  3. They mentioned him by name.
  4. I believe I mentioned the problem to you last week.
  5. Most history books don't even mention the event.
  6. As previously mentioned, his proposal has been widely criticized.
  7. He fails to mention, however, the seriousness of the crime.
  8. She mentioned that she would be out of the office the following day.

First Known Use of MENTION


Rhymes with MENTION


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