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


indelible, unforgettable



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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 next three weeks will see legends born, reputations enhanced or diminished, but like every previous Tour de France is guaranteed to be memorable. Paul Gittings, CNN, "An ill wind blows the battle for yellow at the Tour de France wide open," 5 July 2019 Wednesday night's debate was memorable for Julián Castro's blistering attack on fellow Texan Beto O'Rourke's immigration policies. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, "Harris chides Biden on civil rights at fiery Dem debate, as Sanders fades and Buttigieg shines," 27 June 2019 The pick of the parks is almost as difficult to pin down as the cream of the cones, but Brent notes a few that were memorable. Kathy Berdan, Twin Cities, "The Summer of Ice Cream and Parks: A Roseville dad and daughter take a sweet tour through the Twin Cities," 16 June 2019 The first page of Diamond’s trilogy—his conversation with Yali—was memorable. Daniel Immerwahr, The New Republic, "All Over the Map," 11 June 2019 Cooper Johnson’s last few days have been memorable. Lamond Pope, Lake County News-Sun, "'He works extremely hard': Carmel grad Cooper Johnson taken by Deroit Tigers in sixth round," 6 June 2019 Montana Seeing them team up with Miley Cyrus was memorable, okay? Sydney Bucksbaum,, "The Jonas Brothers' Career Timeline Is Legitimately A Rollercoaster Of Emotions," 5 June 2019 Another such moment was slight yet memorable: Stella Abrera, as Rochester’s other love interest, the socialite Blanche Ingram, shoves his young ward (Zimmi Coker) out of the way. New York Times, "Review: A Grim Balletic Account of ‘Jane Eyre’," 5 June 2019 Thus far this Triple Crown has been memorable for all the wrong reasons. Tom Canavan, Houston Chronicle, "Tacitus favored in Belmont over Preakness winner Will of War," 4 June 2019

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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 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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