memory lane


Definition of memory lane

: an imaginary path through the nostalgically remembered past usually used in such phrases as a walk down memory lane

Examples of memory lane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kris celebrated Mother's Day on Sunday by taking a stroll down memory lane and reflecting on her role as a matriarch in a candid Instagram post. Nicholas Rice,, 9 May 2022 Not Sorry on Pico Boulevard, approximately 100 talk show staffers took a walk down memory lane to celebrate their 7-year run. Kirsten Chuba, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 May 2022 The supermodel-turned-beauty entrepreneur takes us for a stroll down memory lane. Ian Malone, Vogue, 6 May 2022 Filled with the biggest news stories on his birthday, from the day he was born to today, this book is the ultimate walk down memory lane. Karla Pope, Woman's Day, 4 May 2022 Kevin Bacon is celebrating Earth Day by taking a trip down memory lane! Breanna Bell,, 23 Apr. 2022 Take a trip down memory lane with these nostalgic gas prices. Laura L. Davis, USA TODAY, 20 Apr. 2022 Standing together in their empty home, Bow and Dre took an emotional trip down memory lane. Christina Dugan Ramirez,, 19 Apr. 2022 Take a walk back down memory lane with a few photos of the girls from over the years, below. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 13 Apr. 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'memory lane.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of memory lane

1903, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About memory lane

Time Traveler for memory lane

Time Traveler

The first known use of memory lane was in 1903

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near memory lane

memory foam

memory lane

memory lapse

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for memory lane

Last Updated

18 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Memory lane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Color

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!