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

Examples of memorabilia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some vendors were selling memorabilia, including Black Lives Matter hats, shirts, and flags under a bridge of the interstate that cuts through the district. Jonathan Lemire And Darlene Superville, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 June 2021 Some vendors were selling memorabilia, including Black Lives Matter hats, shirts and flags under a bridge of the interstate that cuts through the district. Jonathan Lemire, Anchorage Daily News, 2 June 2021 Whatnot this month also began selling sports memorabilia, including autographs, jerseys, helmets and game tickets. Tim Casey, Forbes, 25 May 2021 The theme park, which celebrates its 36th season this year, is a slice of Americana, with rides, musical performances galore, a museum filled with Dolly Parton memorabilia and even an eagle sanctuary. Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2021 In Fort Worth, Best Maid just opened the Best Maid Pickle Emporium museum and store for tourists to peruse pickle memorabilia and later sip a few pickle beers at the nearby Martin House Brewing. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 19 May 2021 Elsewhere, a merchandise booth offered Donald Trump memorabilia for sale. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2021 Fanatics will become the lone provider of Lawrence’s autographs and memorabilia products spanning both his time at Clemson and with his current NFL team. Mark Heim |, al, 7 May 2021 As announced this week, six strands of Cobain’s hair, cut in 1989, will be part of a rock-memorabilia auction. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 7 May 2021

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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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The first known use of memorabilia was in 1785

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9 Jun 2021

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“Memorabilia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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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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