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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Other memorabilia related to the Stones and their connection to Chicago are also part of the exhibit (open through June 29). Jessi Roti,, "Fans: The Rolling Stones are probably still the coolest band your dad got you into," 22 June 2019 The district had used both buildings until the close of the past spring semester and held a surplus property sale June 1, offering old bricks, lockers, benches, and other memorabilia to former students and the public. Brooke Lamantia,, "Randolph Field ISD demolishes decades-old high school," 21 June 2019 Tarver learned the school’s three large state track trophies, banners and other memorabilia were moved to the district’s central administration center at 620 E. 10th Place. Carole Carlson, Post-Tribune, "Mom still looking for daughters’ Gary track trophies," 12 June 2019 Pence noted that the Trump administration placed no restrictions on the display of other flags or other pride memorabilia elsewhere in embassies. Nicholas Wu, USA TODAY, "Mike Pence says banning pride flags at US embassies is 'the right decision'," 11 June 2019 Like many families, his father's uniform and other memorabilia are in the attic. Fox News, "D-Day combat patches reproduced by California company honoring US soldiers," 7 June 2019 Must-Read The free event drew more than 5,000 attendees and gave fans a rare opportunity to view Bowlen’s extensive collection of football and personal memorabilia. Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post, "Why NFL’s expanded instant replay is step in right direction," 21 June 2019 That set a record, by more than a million dollars, for a piece of sports memorabilia. Des Bieler,, "Babe Ruth Yankees jersey sells for $5.64 million - a record price," 17 June 2019 Simpson ran into more legal trouble a decade later, and was convicted in 2008 for his role in a Las Vegas robbery of sports memorabilia. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "O.J. Simpson creates Twitter account, says he has "a little gettin' even to do"," 17 June 2019

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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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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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