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


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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His wines, more spare and mineral than mass-market Albariños, have a memorable saltiness. Tom Downey, WSJ, "A Spanish Food and Wine Region Comes Alive Again," 6 Dec. 2018 But her visits with George Bush Sr. are some of the most memorable. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth Pays Tribute to George H.W. Bush in a Touching Letter to the American People," 1 Dec. 2018 Below are the best, weirdest, and most memorable touchstones to satisfy your celebrity holiday TV special craving. Liz Arcury, Marie Claire, "The 8 Best Celebrity Holiday Specials Ever," 29 Nov. 2018 Consider this the ultimate fan swag: Gosford Castle, a storied estate in Northern Ireland that made a memorable cameo on season 3 of Game of Thrones, is now on the market—a substantial portion of it, anyway. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Own a piece Game of Thrones for $650K," 3 Aug. 2018 The collection, which includes shirts, tops, jackets, and bags mostly made of denim features one of the brand’s most memorable images from the ’80s: Brooke Shields kicking up a leg as shot by Richard Avedon. Aubri Juhasz, The Cut, "Calvin Klein’s New Label Is a Nostalgic Throwback," 13 July 2018 But that was not the most memorable shot of that critical game. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "Wimbledon: After Many, Many Hours, Kevin Anderson Beats John Isner in the Semifinals," 13 July 2018 Last year was a memorable one for the Braintree Post 86 American Legion baseball team. Andrew Higginbottom,, "Braintree Legion players have something to prove," 29 June 2018 As Houston floods go, this is not likely to be a memorable one. Robert Downen, Houston Chronicle, "'Intense' Sunday rain could flood Houston-area streets, briefly raise bayous, rivers," 16 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, 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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