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 memorable (audio) , ˈme-​mə-​rə-​ , ˈme-​mər-​ \ adverb

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Examples of memorable in a Sentence

It was the most memorable line of the play. She gave a memorable performance.
Recent Examples on the Web The display includes stage costumes, instruments and set pieces from some of the most memorable performances. cleveland, "NFL Draft in Cleveland: 12 can’t-miss things to do while you’re in town," 25 Apr. 2021 Ahead of this Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, Vogue took a deep dive into McDormand’s filmography to dissect her most memorable performances. Keaton Bell, Vogue, "Frances McDormand’s 10 Best Roles, From Fargo to Nomadland," 23 Apr. 2021 Tipping goes without saying, but being a generous tipper in Vegas could be the key to a memorable night out. Alex Schechter, Travel + Leisure, "12 Mistakes Travelers Make in Las Vegas — and How to Avoid Them," 19 Apr. 2021 Barry Sonnenfeld directed one of the better adaptations of an Elmore Leonard novel and anchored it with one of John Travolta’s most memorable performances. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, "The 40 Best Comedies on HBO Max," 14 Apr. 2021 As usual, there were a number of memorable performances and remarks from the most decorated artists of the night. Los Angeles Times, "The 6 moments you need to see from the 2021 Grammy Awards," 15 Mar. 2021 This is the message that many memorable Grammy performances—Pink swinging from rafters, Rick James shimmying in sparkles—impart. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Why White Musicians Keep Dedicating Their Grammys to Black Artists," 15 Mar. 2021 The announcement arrives with a compilation reel of some of the show’s most memorable performances, including George Strait, Waylon Jennings, John Denver, Tim McGraw, and Deana Carter. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, "‘Austin City Limits’ Country Performances Compiled for New DVD Set," 2 Mar. 2021 For a truly memorable night out, be sure to head to 401 West, a polished venue located just past the waterfront. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, "Exploring St. Marys, Georgia’s Historic Seaside Community," 28 Feb. 2021

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

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6 May 2021

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“Memorable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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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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