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 Among the 22,000 Jewish memorabilia items in his collection is a copy of Marilyn’s conversion certificate. Linda Chase, Sun Sentinel, 5 Aug. 2022 Visitors to the new 20,000-square-foot space will go on an interactive journey through Robinson’s life, which will include artifacts and memorabilia on display. Molly Enking, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Aug. 2022 Troy Kinunen has been collecting memorabilia his entire life. Damon Brooks Jr., USA TODAY, 22 July 2022 The décor is a communal project, and includes railroad memorabilia from Rodriguez’s father, pictures of local sports teams, and a horseshoe sculpture welded by Dean Falkenberg, a frequent customer. Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, 19 July 2022 In 2020, after explosives and S.S. memorabilia were found on the property of a sergeant major, an entire KSK unit was disbanded by the defense minister. New York Times, 15 July 2022 Medals and memorabilia that were once lost or abandoned were returned to the families of West Virginia veterans who served in World War II, Vietnam and Korea on Thursday. Fox News, 14 July 2022 Jim Irsay has added more famous memorabilia to his extensive music collection. Matthew Vantryon, The Indianapolis Star, 14 July 2022 Abdullateef said collecting most World Cup memorabilia, especially tickets, would be all but impossible without the internet. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 24 July 2022 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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