\ 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.
Recent Examples on the Web The running mates released the rap video, which features a bass-heavy beat, witty bars, and a catchy hook, on Monday, ahead of the polls opening on campus., "“I knew it would blow up on campus because of the brand we have made as artists, but I had no idea it would go beyond that,” said Mathew. “It’s been surreal, honestly.”," 16 Nov. 2019 One of the few ways to cut through all that noise, and actually grab an investor’s attention for a few seconds, is a catchy musical hook recalled from someone’s youth. Chris Taylor, Fortune, "Saved by Zero: Why Brokerage Firms Are Obsessed With ’80s Songs in Their Commercials," 12 Nov. 2019 Through the years, the fortunes of the band that features catchy lyrical hooks delivered in four-part harmony and solid guitar rock, has ebbed and flowed. Chuck Yarborough, cleveland, "Jellybricks return to Cleveland with Stella’s gig in support of new album," 24 Oct. 2019 Alongside their own original verses and a rendition of the song’s catchy hook, in the music video, the pair also takes on the song’s viral dance with over 50 dancers from regions all around the world. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "BTS's J-Hope and Becky G Release "Chicken Noodle Soup" Music Video Amid Appropriation Backlash," 27 Sep. 2019 Swift built her reputation as a songwriter on her ability to do two things: write an impossibly catchy pop hook and get incredibly messy and intimate and personal in her lyrics. Constance Grady, Vox, "Taylor Swift’s new single, “Archer,” is Swift at her most intimate and vulnerable," 24 July 2019 The half-hour installment is modeled entirely on a Netflix true-crime documentary, complete with black-and-white opening credits and a catchy title, Party Monster. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Bleak Truths of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," 31 May 2018 But what got people talking wasn't her performance -- which included her catchy pop songs, bright pink lights and the Cowboys' famous cheerleaders. Leah Asmelash, CNN, "Ellie Goulding performed at the Dallas Cowboys' Thanksgiving halftime show wearing what looked like a lampshade," 28 Nov. 2019 With the release of Frozen 2, catchy Disney songs and inspiring Arctic scenery will be on everyone’s minds this winter. Terry Ward, Condé Nast Traveler, "A ‘Frozen’-Inspired Family Vacation With Reindeer, Saunas, and Northern Lights," 22 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of catchy

1804, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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17 Feb 2020

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“Catchy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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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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