catchy

adjective

ˈka-chē How to pronounce catchy (audio)
ˈke-chē
catchier; catchiest
1
a
: 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
catchiness noun
the song's catchiness

Example Sentences

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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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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Cite this Entry

“Catchy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catchy. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

catchy

adjective

ˈkach-ē How to pronounce catchy (audio)
ˈkech-ē
catchier; catchiest
1
: likely to attract attention
2
: easily remembered
catchy lyrics
3
: tricky sense 2
a catchy question

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