\ 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 catchy robotic jingle is a dull hypnosis that few sports-car fans fell into. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, "11 Greatest Nissan Z Commercials," 15 Sep. 2020 Sure, the song is catchy, but the K-pop group also hopes to grip you through every second of it with these contrasts and stunning beauty moments. Devon Abelman, Allure, "A.C.E. Shares Beauty Secrets From “Favorite Boys” Music Video," 10 Sep. 2020 The story also maps out how Teladoc has transformed since its incorporation in 2002 under the not-so-catchy name Cyber Medical Services. Erin Brodwin, STAT, "STAT Health Tech: How Teladoc won and Lyft’s Medicaid transportation business," 19 Aug. 2020 Thirty-two of the drawings, many of them gifts to the Clark, were collected by Herbert and Carol Diamond, who have a house near Williamstown and exercise generally conservative taste with catchy zeal. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, "The Joys of Nineteenth-Century French Drawings," 7 Sep. 2020 Each month Tung and his pizza team will invent a new set of three Logan Squares (think carnivore, omnivore and herbivore), and come up with catchy names. Nick Kindelsperger,, "Chicago’s best pizzas — 27 pies across all styles," 27 Aug. 2020 The catchy track is accompanied by an explosive music video, in which the guys show off their stellar moves. Gab Ginsberg, Billboard, "The 13 Best Things That Happened in Music This Week (August 21)," 21 Aug. 2020 The Rankin/Bass cartoon The Hobbit, released in 1977, features beautiful artwork, catchy music, and great acting. Geek's Guide To The Galaxy, WIRED, "We Need ‘Hobbit’ Movies That Are the Right Length," 14 Aug. 2020 Tim McGraw has long had a place in our hearts—from his catchy tunes to his down-to-earth social media presence, there’s simply so much to love. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, "Tim McGraw Is Working on a Special Mother's Day Video (And Your Mom Could Be In It!)," 25 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of catchy

1804, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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24 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Catchy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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How to pronounce catchy (audio)

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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