memorable

adjective
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

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 closing ceremony on night seven of my stay is one of many memorable scenes. Daisy Finer, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Golden Door Is the World's Most Iconic Spa," 21 Dec. 2018 Based on a best-selling Rick Moody novel and directed by the legendary Ang Lee, The Ice Storm has a tremendous cast and contains one of the most memorable and mind-blowing scenes of the past several decades, involving Elijah Wood and electrocution. Vogue, "13 Movies You Totally Forgot Were Set on Thanksgiving," 22 Nov. 2018 Scrunchies aside, stylistic choices have turned so many moments from capital-L Literature into memorable scenes. Hannah Orenstein, Vox, "How do you choose an outfit for a fictional character? 5 authors explain.," 12 Sep. 2018 Winterman previously worked as maître d' at Daniel, the bastion of French fine dining on the Upper East Side, and noted one particularly memorable experience around the time that the first iPad was released. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Why the Staff at Fancy Restaurants Wish You Would Put Your Phone Away," 27 Aug. 2018 Your information will be used as described in our Privacy Notice Boat ramps should be gateways to a wonderful time and memorable experiences on the water. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Boat ramps a gateway to fun or frustration," 28 June 2018 Despite Mastroianni's dominance, each of these actors achieves memorable scenes. James Powers, The Hollywood Reporter, "'8 ½': THR's 1963 Review," 26 June 2018 But with one memorable scene in particular, Dowling and his capable cast in this absorbing Shakespeare Festival opener push that notion one inspired step further. James Hebert, sandiegouniontribune.com, "'Tempest' a satisfying whirl of wit and wizardry at Old Globe," 24 June 2018 What was your most memorable experience as a firefighter? Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, "Shout Out: Kevin Votava of Darien, retired Hinsdale Fire Department captain," 20 June 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, 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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