\ˈka-chē, 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.

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At the tender age of 23, the rapper quickly managed to build a solid fanbase due to his accented, catchy hooks. Billboard, "Chingy Reflects on Debut Album 'Jackpot' 15 Years Later: 'In My Eyes I Made History'," 12 July 2018 Speaking of Lips, this song by the Philly band fronted by Chrissy Tashjianis by no means a happy one, but its gnarly guitar riff and catchy hook does deliver plenty of catharsis. Dan Deluca,, "Drake, Ariana Grande, Cardi B and the other songs to create the best Summer music playlist," 5 July 2018 The rest of the world will certainly hope to hear as much of the catchy and extremely endearing 'Ole Ticos' chant as possible, with Los Ticos the team's nickname., "9 of the Best Football Chants at the World Cup," 18 June 2018 But now, the catchy song has become a serious rallying cry with England competing in the semifinals. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "What it's like living through England's devastating World Cup loss at a British pub," 11 July 2018 The Killers' set list will be a mix of their catchy hit songs and newer material off their latest album, Wonderful Wonderful, their first album to ever top the Billboard 200 chart. Sam Tornow, Billboard, "The Killers Set to Perform Exclusive SiriusXM Show In the Hamptons," 27 June 2018 The songs were catchy and would take on a life of their own, following Dorough throughout his years as a jazz performer. James Reed,, "Bob Dorough, jazz artist who wrote catchy, educational ditties for 'Schoolhouse Rock,' dies at 94," 25 Apr. 2018 After releasing her catchy tune (the music video has racked up more than 121 million views) at just 13 years old, Black, now 20, continued to pursue a music career. Melody Chiu,, "See Rebecca Black's Surprise Audition on The Four 7 Years After Releasing Her Viral Hit 'Friday'," 8 June 2018 But songs increasingly are utilizing catchy melodies and danceable grooves to imagine a better, more equitable world – or to present this world in the kind of positive light that Trump seems willfully to withhold. Mikael Wood, kansascity, "KCK’s Janelle Monae and other pop artists shape the new sound of protest music," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of catchy

1831, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of catchy

: appealing and easy to remember


\ˈka-chē, ˈke-\
catchier; catchiest

Kids Definition of catchy

: likely to attract and be remembered a catchy tune

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