mem·​o·​ra·​ble ˈmem-rə-bəl How to pronounce memorable (audio)
: worth remembering : notable
a memorable occasion
a memorable performance
memorable quotations
memorableness noun
ˈmem-rə-blē How to pronounce memorable (audio)

Examples of memorable in a Sentence

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


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of memorable was in the 15th century

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“Memorable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


mem·​o·​ra·​ble ˈmem-(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce memorable (audio)
: worth remembering : notable
memorably adverb

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