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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But the songs from Mary Poppins Returns, unfortunately, are nowhere near as memorable. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "3 winners and 2 losers from the 2019 Golden Globes nominations," 6 Dec. 2018 Not everyone can have as crazy a study abroad experience, but that doesn't mean our last-minute weekend trips to Oktoberfest and bungee jumping excursions in Australia weren't just as memorable. Condé Nast Traveler, "What We Would've Done Differently on Study Abroad: Women Who Travel Podcast," 17 Sep. 2018 But that first impression, though, wasn't too memorable for me. Leah Bourne, Glamour, "Can a Clothing Subscription Box Change the Way You Shop? We Put Four to the Test," 5 Sep. 2018 As the figure at the heart of both the project and the film, Petitet is a corpulent, good-humored man in his 50s who wears black suits and sunglasses and delivers often memorable lines in a strangely high, breathy voice. Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Petitet': Film Review," 11 July 2018 The ninth was much better, with Derrick Turnbow working a 1-2-3 inning for the save to cement the memorable win. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Revisit a memorable Brewers game 13 years later, when Fielder and Weeks both hit their first Major League home run," 26 June 2018 Considered one of the sport’s finest players of past decades, Maradona assisted Argentina in its second, memorable World Cup win in 1986. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Soccer Legend Displays Every Mood Known to Man With His Dramatic World Cup Reaction," 26 June 2018 Curtin’s team delivered another memorable win Saturday, ousting the New York Red Bulls, 2-1, in the round of 16 at Talen Energy Stadium. Jonathan Tannenwald,, "Haris Medunjanin, Cory Burke lead Union's 2-1 win over Red Bulls in U.S. Open Cup," 16 June 2018 Jeff Goldblum isn't around for very long, but every moment is memorable, as Jeff Goldblum is wont to do. Joshua Rivera, GQ, "Hotel Artemis Is a Mean, Messy Action Movie You Need to See," 8 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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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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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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