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 About $25,000 worth of Disney memorabilia was found in the suspect’s possession on June 30, authorities said. Kailyn Brown, Los Angeles Times, "Stolen Disney memorabilia worth thousands found in online auction, authorities say," 13 July 2020 The exhibit features photos and memorabilia from Wayne's iconic film career and was installed in 2012. Tyler Aquilina,, "John Wayne exhibition at USC to be removed after protests over actor's racist comments," 11 July 2020 The core of the museum is her deceased brother’s collection of antique Harley-Davidson motorcycles — which was his passion in life — along with memorabilia such as his Harley wall signs, his Harley knife collection and his unopened Harley beer cans. John Carlisle,, "Unusual Up North museum to close next month — and everything is for sale," 1 July 2020 After years on the road, Castello noticed Confederate memorabilia selling at flea markets and thought a central store selling the goods in a rural setting might do well. William Thornton |, al, "Alabama Confederate flag store draws national attention, sales," 23 June 2020 Bill Wisener, the late owner of Bill’s Records, compiled one of the largest music and memorabilia collections around — not just in Dallas, but in the world. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "Josey Records acquires vast musical inventory of Bill Wisener, the man behind Bill’s Records," 23 June 2020 For the second time in three days, Ohio Republican lawmakers voted down a Democratic attempt to ban Confederate memorabilia by vendors at the state’s county fairs. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, "Proposed ban on Confederate memorabilia at Ohio county fairs voted down by House GOP," 12 June 2020 Last week, Democrats in the state House proposed an amendment to House Bill 665, a bill related to fairs, to ban the display, distribution, possession or sale of Confederate memorabilia at local or county fairs. Todd Defeo, Washington Examiner, "State approves $4.7M in funding for fairs," 17 June 2020 Razorfly's story is now in the hands of a Hollywood production company, which is pitching networks on a TV series that would chronicle the process of finding old cars and building them into rolling movie memorabilia. Talon Homer, Car and Driver, "The Cars Are the Stars: The Art of Replicating Hollywood's Famous Rides," 14 June 2020

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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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26 Jul 2020

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“Memorabilia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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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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