ˈka-chē How to pronounce catchy (audio)
catchier; catchiest
: tending to catch the interest or attention
a catchy title
: easily retained in the memory
a catchy melody
: fitful, irregular
catchy breathing
: tricky
a catchy question
catchiness noun
the song's catchiness

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 But on Suddenly Okay, the first of three EPs Rose will release this year, the songs reveal a knack for crafting mid-tempo, sensitive pop spiked with guitar, more in line with the catchy acoustic stylings of Shawn Mendes and Ed Sheeran. Sarah Grant, SPIN, 10 Apr. 2024 To make this work, artists will often choose to promote a specific section of a song, usually a short, catchy hook containing a lyrical tagline that others can deeply relate to. Howard Murphy, Rolling Stone, 9 Apr. 2024 And what a year (2024) thus far for LA Knight. proving hard work, dues paid, determination and a catchy catch phrase can go a long way. Jim Varsallone, Miami Herald, 27 Mar. 2024 There’s a disturbance in the Force, and the film: The Cerveza Cristal logo appears in the center of the screen, its catchy jingle ringing in the background. Sasha Rogelberg, Fortune, 10 Mar. 2024 The track opens with his trademark strumming of acoustic guitar chords, gradually transitioning into a catchy mid-tempo rhythm that blends urban music with cumbia influences. Griselda Flores, Billboard, 29 Mar. 2024 Despite all its incarnations, the experience that makes the most powerful use of Pete Townshend’s infernally catchy songs remains the one that takes place in the ear’s imagination. Jesse Green, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2024 Forty years ago, four men put on uniforms, came up with a catchy logo — a startled specter in a red circle with a slash going through it, no big whoop — strapped on some proton packs and saved New York City from an evil deity holed up in a penthouse. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 21 Mar. 2024 When the show opens, the ladies, most of whom have left the spotlight, get another shot at fame when one of their extremely catchy yet very silly songs gets new life as a sample. Esther Zuckerman, Los Angeles Times, 13 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of catchy was in 1804

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“Catchy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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ˈkach-ē How to pronounce catchy (audio)
catchier; catchiest
: likely to attract attention
: easily remembered
catchy lyrics
: tricky sense 2
a catchy question

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