mem·o·ra·ble | \ˈmem-rə-bəl, ˈme-mə-rə-, ˈme-mər-\

Definition of memorable 

: worth remembering : notable a memorable occasion a memorable performance memorable quotations

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Other Words from memorable

memorableness noun
memorably \ˈmem-rə-blē, ˈme-mə-rə-, ˈme-mər- \ adverb

Examples of memorable in a Sentence

It was the most memorable line of the play. She gave a memorable performance.

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Short, simple slogans are memorable, but good arguments take time. Walter Sinnott-armstrong, WSJ, "To Get Along Better, We Need Better Arguments," 12 July 2018 Some stories were more memorable, more imaginative than others. Vanessa Hua,, "Stargazing summer," 5 July 2018 The season-opening game for Kirschner will be memorable for more reasons than one. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "Former Ben Davis coach Mike Kirschner rejuvenated in new stop at Mt. Vernon," 3 July 2018 And the finishing stretch is memorable as well, with the 17th and 18th holes navigating through one of the few wooded areas on the property. Brent Kennedy, Howard County Times, "Worthington Manor Golf Club," 29 June 2018 Try them at Ardmore’s Delice et Chocolat on your way to the train (9 E. Lancaster Ave.) or at the Buttery in Malvern (233 E King St.), where the pain aux chocolat was particularly memorable. Craig Laban,, "The best croissants in Philadelphia | Craig LaBan," 19 June 2018 To commemorate his centennial, the Free Press is taking a look back at his life and most memorable quotes. Aleanna Siacon, Detroit Free Press, "Coleman A. Young: Some of his wildest quotes," 24 May 2018 And here's more evidence, some memorable quotes and interesting tidbits from Phillips' life. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Everything you want to know about Vel Phillips that's probably not in a history book," 18 Apr. 2018 Another memorable moment in the video comes at the 2:23 mark when Grande stops singing and begins to mouth along to Madonna's reading of Samuel L. Jackson's speech from the 1994 film Pulp Fiction. Katherine Schaffstall, The Hollywood Reporter, "Ariana Grande Puts Feminist Spin on Religious Imagery in "God is a Woman" Music Video," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of memorable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for memorable

Middle English, from Latin memorabilis, from memorare to remind, mention, from memor mindful

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English Language Learners Definition of memorable

: very good or interesting and worth remembering


mem·o·ra·ble | \ˈme-mə-rə-bəl, ˈmem-rə-bəl\

Kids Definition of memorable

: worth remembering : not easily forgotten a memorable experience

Other Words from memorable

memorably \-blē \ adverb

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What made you want to look up memorable? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a state of commotion or excitement

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