memorabilia

plural noun
mem·​o·​ra·​bil·​ia | \ ˌme-mə-rə-ˈbi-lē-ə How to pronounce memorabilia (audio) , -ˈbē-lē-ə, -ˈbil-yə\

Definition of memorabilia

1 : things that are remarkable and worthy of remembrance a wealth of early railroad memorabilia
2 : things that stir recollection or are valued or collected for their association with a particular field or interest : mementos baseball memorabilia

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Some Star Wars memorabilia groups held fundraisers to donate money to Rancho Obi-Wan. Alexander Huls, Popular Mechanics, "The Great Star Wars Heist," 7 Mar. 2019 The executive director of the Conjuring Arts Research Center meets me in a quiet room with bookcases and memorabilia displays along the walls and vintage signs and posters above them. Robert J. Toth, WSJ, "The Stuff Our Parents Left Behind," 18 Nov. 2018 The real jackpot is finding a card with a famous person's signature, which will attract buyers who follow particular authors or artists or specialize in presidential or film memorabilia. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Your Old Christmas Cards Might Be Worth Serious Money," 16 Nov. 2018 Ramsey, the only family member at home, was unhurt but lost memorabilia. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, "Frank Ramsey, First Among ‘Sixth Men’ in the N.B.A., Dies at 86," 8 July 2018 Now 75, spectral and impish under a shock of white hair, Alexander putters around his rabbit warren-like home, cluttered with boxes and trunks full of memorabilia, the walls plastered with concert fliers, newspaper clippings, and holy pictures. Peter Keough, BostonGlobe.com, "Punk rocking on both sides of the pond in ‘Boys From Nowhere’ and ‘Here to Be Heard’," 17 May 2018 Lumianski and company again peppered plenty of Phoenix memorabilia throughout the venue: photo albums, highlighter orange seasuits, newspaper clippings, a book by Arizona Republic cartoonist Steve Benson. Brenna Bailey, azcentral, "Trust, brotherhood and pink underwear: USS Phoenix submarine vets reflect on life at sea," 27 June 2018 The recent auction of BMO Harris Bradley Center memorabilia didn't include one prominent part of the arena's collection: an electric guitar signed by members of the Eagles. James B. Nelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Who bought the Bradley Center's guitar autographed by members of the Eagles? It's a secret.," 21 June 2018 In a small room at the Merrillville-Ross Township Historical Society, nestled between other bits of World War II memorabilia such as a soldier’s trunk and military uniforms, stands a display of John A. Bushemi’s most notable work. Cain Buchmeier, Post-Tribune, "WWII photographer and Gary native's exhibit on display," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of memorabilia

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for memorabilia

Latin, from neuter plural of memorabilis

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memorabilia

noun

English Language Learners Definition of memorabilia

: objects or materials that are collected because they are related to a particular event, person, etc. : things collected as souvenirs

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