\ ˈka-chē How to pronounce catchy (audio) , ˈke-chē \
catchier; catchiest

Definition of catchy

1a : tending to catch the interest or attention a catchy title
b : easily retained in the memory a catchy melody
2 : fitful, irregular catchy breathing
3 : tricky a catchy question

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Examples of catchy in a Sentence

I can't think of a catchy name for my blog. The new slogan isn't as catchy as the old one.
Recent Examples on the Web This is the competition that launched ABBA — a catchy pop song is necessary. Lia Beck,, "It’s Really Rachel McAdams Singing In Netflix’s Eurovision — But There’s A Catch," 29 June 2020 Clearly, whether your team wins or loses, the catchy name is something all Southern mayo lovers can agree upon. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Duke's Mayonnaise Is New Sponsor of Charlotte's Bowl Game," 22 June 2020 Photos and videos of essential workers, including doctors, construction workers, cashiers, and firefighters, were displayed on the screen while the trio sang the catchy tune. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "Best moments from CNN and Sesame Street's second coronavirus town hall for kids and parents," 13 June 2020 Dan Yessian's long, distinguished career has ranged from creating catchy jingles (think those classic Detroit ads for Dittrich Furs) to providing music for network TV shows and huge corporate clients. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "Documentary now streaming on Detroit composer's journey to remember those lost to Armenian Genocide," 11 June 2020 From their wild style to their catchy lyrics, the Spice Girls were everything. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "Channel Your Inner Spice Girl With a Sleepover In the Original 'Spice World' Bus," 15 May 2019 The seaside trip through pirate dalliances has expanded from a daring boat ride with a catchy soundtrack to the source material for a multibillion-dollar blockbuster movie franchise. Carlye Wisel, Travel + Leisure, "All of the Rides at Disneyland, Ranked From Worst to Best," 28 Apr. 2020 The best songs follow up that harmonic surprise with a catchy common chorus. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Study with jazz improv musicians sheds light on creativity and the brain," 10 Apr. 2020 The music was power-pop: Beatles chords, Beach Boys harmonies, the blaring guitars and catchy choruses of seventies AM-radio staples like the Raspberries and Cheap Trick. Jody Rosen, The New Yorker, "Adam Schlesinger’s Incandescent Songwriting Talent," 3 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of catchy

1804, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Catchy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of catchy

: appealing and easy to remember


\ ˈka-chē How to pronounce catchy (audio) , ˈke- \
catchier; catchiest

Kids Definition of catchy

: likely to attract and be remembered a catchy tune

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