mem·​o·​ra·​bil·​i·​ty | \ ˌme-mə-rə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce memorability (audio) \

Definition of memorability

: the quality or state of being easy to remember or worth remembering

Examples of memorability in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also, the rights organization announced the Australian Music Vault, a free music exhibition at Arts Centre Melbourne, will acknowledge the rockers with a special display that will include footage and memorability. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Midnight Oil to Receive Australia's Ted Albert Award," 5 Apr. 2018 For other presidents, the matter of memorability is quite a different story, two recent studies have shown. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "Chester A. Arthur Is the Most Forgotten President in U.S. History, According to Science," 16 Feb. 2018 The wonder here is not simply the pure gift on display — the music and memorability of these two lines! — but the gift given over to wonder. Christian Wiman, New York Times, "The Poet of Light," 12 Jan. 2018 The artwork that hangs on hospital walls isn’t widely regarded for its memorability. Sara Cardine, La Cañada Valley Sun, "‘Healing Arts Exhibit’ at USC Verdugo Hills aims to shatter bland hospital art stereotypes," 8 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of memorability

circa 1661, in the meaning defined above

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“Memorability.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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