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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Featuring over 200 dealers, the show offers antiques, vintage jewelry, primitives, garden & architectural elements, mid-century collectibles, memorabilia, Americana, one-of-a-kind finds and a large selection of antiques, retro & vintage furniture. Luann Gibbs,, "Things to do this week in Cincinnati: July 15-21," 14 July 2019 The attraction will include interactive exhibits featuring iconic costumes from the sitcom’s nine seasons on NBC, memorabilia, set recreations, props, yada, yada, yada. Rosy Cordero,, "Celebrate 30 years of the show about nothing at the Seinfeld Experience," 27 June 2019 Apollo 11’s impact on popular culture was evident 50 years ago in memorabilia, dishes and fashion. Hal Boedeker,, "Apollo 11 moon landing influenced toys, jewelry and later movies," 22 June 2019 Organizers say the museum will be filled with props from film and TV, memorabilia, interactive experiences and guest appearances. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Batman to be inducted into Comic-Con Hall of Fame in Balboa Park," 18 June 2019 The Guggman Haus owners and the Boyle Racing Headquarters Foundation plan to eventually open a taproom and special events center, accented by auto-racing memorabilia, in the 20,000-square-foot building next door. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Indy 500 heritage makes a home for Guggman Haus Brewing Co.," 14 June 2019 There is a gritty purism about Jimmy’s Corner, where the walls are covered in boxing memorabilia and an old jukebox permeates the atmosphere with the velvety tones of Sam Cooke and Sinatra. David Kortava, The New Yorker, "The Underdog Story of Times Square’s Still Gritty Jimmy’s Corner," 11 May 2018 McBob’s, bedecked in Guinness memorabilia, is gearing up for its big day, St. Patrick’s Day. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "3 Milwaukee restaurants with good corned beef, whether it's St. Patrick's Day or not," 13 Mar. 2018 Over the years, Bob has picked up memorabilia at swap meets, and people have given some of the items to him. Christena T. O'brien,, "A Wisconsin man loved the gas station he worked at in high school. So he rebuilt it next to his house.," 13 July 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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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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