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

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 huge speaker grilles that flank the screen stereo might be an eyesore to some buyers, but having a rich audio experience on a phone can turn a decent mobile game and into a memorable one. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Razer Phone 2 review: it glows, but it doesn’t shine," 22 Oct. 2018 Kim has gone all out to make Moon's visit a memorable one. Fox News, "Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too," 19 Sep. 2018 Last year's race winner, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., had the most memorable run of the night. Mark Long,, "Erik Jones gets first Cup win in crash-filled race at Daytona," 7 July 2018 Divincenzo had a memorable NCAA run up to the 2018 title and impressed at the combine. Sarah Todd,, "NBA mock draft: Mikal Bridges checks all of the Sixers' boxes | Sarah Todd," 20 June 2018 The Color of You, Baraz made her debut at Smokin’ Grooves a memorable one. Eric Diep, Billboard, "Erykah Badu, Miguel & More Bring Back the Spirit of Smokin' Grooves in Long Beach," 17 June 2018 Andrea Dovizioso eventually took control of second, giving Ducati a memorable one-two, while home favorite Rossi clinched third after fighting off Suzuki's Andrea Iannone. Jonathan Hawkins, CNN, "Jorge Lorenzo ends Ducati drought with bittersweet win," 4 June 2018 Senior goalkeeper Michelle Jerantowski made the final moment of her Lemont career a memorable one. Steve Millar, Daily Southtown, "Michelle Jerantowski goes out in style as Lemont girls soccer takes third in 2A; Andrew finishes fourth in 3A," 3 June 2018 Two weeks later, Kerr collected the fifth NBA championship ring of his career, making his second stint with the Spurs another memorable one. Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, "Spurs trade history includes several blockbusters," 26 May 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, 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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