memorability

noun

mem·​o·​ra·​bil·​i·​ty ˌme-mə-rə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce memorability (audio)
: the quality or state of being easy to remember or worth remembering

Examples of memorability in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Visual storytelling can enhance emotional engagement, memorability, differentiation, clarity and trust in your narrative. Yec, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 Of those attributes, the faces’ proportionality, familiarity, memorability, and the perception of lifelike eyes ranked highest for test subjects. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 15 Nov. 2023 The analysis of participants' responses suggested that factors like greater proportionality, familiarity, and less memorability led to the mistaken belief that AI faces were human. Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 14 Nov. 2023 Beyond seeing whether artists can figure out what makes an image enduring, Davis hopes to study how memorability is shaped during the art-making process. WIRED, 24 July 2023 There’s a scientific term for that: image memorability. WIRED, 24 July 2023 Researchers used results from human trials to assign memorability scores to 60,000 images, and then fed them into their algorithm. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 29 Dec. 2015 The first three factors—as well as basic visual features like color, brightness, and amount of clutter—turned out to be unrelated to memorability. WIRED, 24 July 2023 Logan Roy has elevated this expression to newfound levels of power and memorability. Jack Francis, Rolling Stone, 11 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1661, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of memorability was circa 1661

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“Memorability.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/memorability. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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