\ 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.

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Team ’70s Football put on quite a show too, earning a slightly higher collective score than the tennis group with this catchy disco performance. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "8 key moments from latest DWTS, including Tonya Harding's odd dance with a bear," 8 May 2018 But the big question has now been answered: What BASE Hologram has done to Callas and Orbison is far more than just another clever gimmick with a catchy name. Terry Teachout, WSJ, "Diva Back From the Dead," 14 Nov. 2018 This is a low-incident / low-impact adventure, with some light cartoon slapstick, a simple message, and a few catchy Carly Simon songs. Noel Murray, The Verge, "Christopher Robin is a reminder of all the good Pooh movies — including one on Netflix now," 3 Aug. 2018 That catchy song about beans being musical is surprisingly scientifically accurate for some people. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Does Lying Down After Eating Really Cause Gas?," 28 Mar. 2019 While a predilection for catchy, moody pop songs might put her in mind of a Lorde or Troye Sivan, the 18-year-old singer/songwriter namechecks Justin Vernon of Bon Iver as a major inspiration. Vogue, "A New Class of Bright, Young Things—from Riverdale Heartthrobs to Underground Musicians—Lets Loose in L.A.," 15 Feb. 2019 Design by Morgan McMullen It's been a good year for catchy, upbeat workout music thus far, and the potential for new albums (Rihanna! Ariana! Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Workout Songs to Make 2019 Your Most Athletic Year Yet," 5 Feb. 2019 With the green light, NASA will send New Horizons on a course 2,200 miles (3,500 kilometers) from Ultima Thule, also known by its less catchy scientific name 2014 MU69. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "New Horizons Will Spend New Years Exploring Ultima Thule, a Billion Miles Past Pluto," 19 Dec. 2018 The most innovative apples on the market are patented and trademarked, and have catchy names, logos, and slogans. Ellen Rolfes, Vox, "The quest for the perfect apple," 24 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of catchy

1804, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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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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a strong desire or propensity

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