catchy

play
adjective \ˈka-chē, ˈke-chē\

Definition of catchy

catchier

;

catchiest

  1. 1a :  tending to catch the interest or attention a catchy titleb :  easily retained in the memory a catchy melody

  2. 2 :  fitful, irregular catchy breathing

  3. 3 :  tricky a catchy question

Examples of catchy in a Sentence

  1. I can't think of a catchy name for my blog.

  2. The new slogan isn't as catchy as the old one.

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First Known Use of catchy

1831


CATCHY Defined for English Language Learners

catchy

play
adjective

Definition of catchy for English Language Learners

  • : appealing and easy to remember


CATCHY Defined for Kids

catchy

play
adjective \ˈka-chē, ˈke-\

Definition of catchy for Students

catchier

;

catchiest

  1. :  likely to attract and be remembered a catchy tune



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