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mention

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noun men·tion \ ˈmen(t)-shən \

Definition of mention

1 :the act or an instance of citing or calling attention to someone or something especially in a casual or incidental manner
  • There was hardly a mention of the plan's possible dangers.
2 :formal citation (see citation 3) for outstanding achievement
  • The journalist received special mention for her reportage on the recent advances in cancer research.

Examples of mention in a Sentence

  1. In her speech, she carefully avoided any mention of her costar.

  2. There was barely a mention of the plan's possible dangers.

  3. The mere mention of blood makes me ill.

  4. I get nervous at the mention of his name.

  5. Her contributions deserve a mention.

  6. One other issue deserves special mention.

Recent Examples of mention from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of mention

Middle English mencioun, from Anglo-French mencion, from Latin mention-, mentio; akin to Latin meminisse to remember, ment-, mens mind


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mention

verb

Definition of mention

mentioned; mentioning play \ˈmen(t)-sh(ə-)niŋ\
transitive verb
:to make mention of :refer to; also :to cite for outstanding achievement

mentionable

play \ˈmen(t)-sh(ə-)nə-bəl\ adjective

mentioner

play \-sh(ə-)nər\ noun
not to mention
:not even yet counting or considering :and notably in addition
  • a proposal that's risky and expensive, not to mention unethical

Examples of mention in a Sentence

  1. She's never mentioned anything to me about her husband.

  2. I get nervous every time his name is mentioned.

  3. They mentioned him by name.

  4. I believe I mentioned the problem to you last week.

  5. Most history books don't even mention the event.

  6. As previously mentioned, his proposal has been widely criticized.

  7. He fails to mention, however, the seriousness of the crime.

  8. She mentioned that she would be out of the office the following day.

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Origin and Etymology of mention



MENTION Defined for English Language Learners

mention

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noun

Definition of mention for English Language Learners

  • : a short statement about something or someone : an act of mentioning something or someone


mention

verb

Definition of mention for English Language Learners

  • : to talk about, write about, or refer to (something or someone) especially in a brief way

  • : to refer to or suggest (someone) as having a possible role or status


MENTION Defined for Kids

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mention

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noun men·tion \ ˈmen-shən \

Definition of mention for Students

:a short statement calling attention to something or someone She made no mention of the dangers.

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mention

verb

Definition of mention for Students

mentioned; mentioning
:to refer to or speak about briefly
  • … I was sorry I had mentioned his past.
  • —Jean Craighead George, My Side of the Mountain


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