memorable

adjective
mem·​o·​ra·​ble | \ ˈmem-rə-bəl How to pronounce memorable (audio) , 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 How to pronounce memorably (audio) , ˈme-​mə-​rə-​ , ˈme-​mər-​ \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for memorable

Synonyms

indelible, unforgettable

Antonyms

forgettable

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Examples of memorable in a Sentence

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

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The mermaids in Peter Pan may not be super memorable, but there is one mermaid who sticks out more than the rest, a young redhead who bares a striking resemblance to another famous Disney mermaid. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "20 Insane Disney Movie Fan Theories That Will Blow. Your. Mind.," 16 Apr. 2019 But regardless, each piece is memorable in its own way. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "QUIZ: Can You Match the Hat to the Royal?," 14 Sep. 2018 But Orf has been freed, and his liberation will be memorable for years to come. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The story behind the #FreeNateOrf movement that played into one of the year’s biggest Brewers moments," 4 July 2018 The walk down, the sights and the elevator ride up are all memorable. latimes.com, "Letters: Here's an easy way to make a San Diego bike trip even easier," 1 July 2018 This memorable anime has been rolling out worldwide since February and will hit the U.S. in limited release through Eleven Arts Anime Studio in late July. Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms': Film Review | Shanghai 2018," 27 June 2018 Shots were first fired by Denny’s, whose Twitter account (long noted for its sass on the Internet) shaded IHOP by insinuating that the pancake and breakfast chain’s big marketing ploy for its burger launch wouldn’t be memorable in the long run. Cady Lang, Time, "Of Course Wendy's and Denny's Started a Beef With IHOP After Their Big Burger Announcement," 11 June 2018 But unlike as in, say, Dickens, most of the characters are less memorable than the seething backdrop; the people in Wolfe’s fiction, unlike in his journalism, tend to evaporate from memory even as the big setpieces around them remain indelible. Frank Rich, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump’s Jerusalem Horror Show," 16 May 2018 One of the most memorable gifts of my midlife was when my husband gave me the first iPod in 2001. Nancy Baym, WIRED, "Book Excerpt: How Music Fans Built the Internet," 10 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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memorable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of memorable

: very good or interesting and worth remembering

memorable

adjective
mem·​o·​ra·​ble | \ ˈme-mə-rə-bəl How to pronounce memorable (audio) , 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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