mention

noun
men·​tion | \ ˈmen(t)-shən How to pronounce mention (audio) \

Definition of mention

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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 sense 3) for outstanding achievement The journalist received special mention for her reportage on the recent advances in cancer research.

mention

verb
mentioned; mentioning\ ˈmen(t)-​sh(ə-​)niŋ How to pronounce mention (audio) \

Definition of mention (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make mention of : refer to also : to cite for outstanding achievement
not to mention
: not even yet counting or considering : and notably in addition a proposal that's risky and expensive, not to mention unethical

Other Words from mention

Verb

mentionable \ ˈmen(t)-​sh(ə-​)nə-​bəl How to pronounce mention (audio) \ adjective
mentioner \ ˈmen(t)-​sh(ə-​)nər How to pronounce mention (audio) \ noun

Examples of mention in a Sentence

Noun In her speech, she carefully avoided any mention of her costar. There was barely a mention of the plan's possible dangers. The mere mention of blood makes me ill. I get nervous at the mention of his name. Her contributions deserve a mention. One other issue deserves special mention. Verb She's never mentioned anything to me about her husband. I get nervous every time his name is mentioned. They mentioned him by name. I believe I mentioned the problem to you last week. Most history books don't even mention the event. As previously mentioned, his proposal has been widely criticized. He fails to mention, however, the seriousness of the crime. She mentioned that she would be out of the office the following day.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In remarks outside the second-floor galleries, the museum’s current director, Suhanya Raffel, made no mention of the political upheaval or the delays, focusing on an overview of the opening exhibition. New York Times, 12 Nov. 2021 Yet in his statement congratulating Republican Glenn Youngkin, Trump made no mention of fraud and credited his own supporters with the win. Christina A. Cassidy, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Nov. 2021 The alleged victim said he was stunned when the School Committee presented its summary of Kurker’s report and made no mention of the locker room rituals. BostonGlobe.com, 6 Nov. 2021 However, Pfizer's announcement made no mention of following Merck's lead in allowing generic versions. David Meyer, Fortune, 5 Nov. 2021 The Vatican spokesman declined to comment on Biden’s remarks about Communion, noting that the Vatican doesn’t comment on the pope’s private conversations beyond what is written in the official communique, which made no mention of the issue. Nicole Winfield, chicagotribune.com, 30 Oct. 2021 The Vatican spokesman declined to comment on Biden’s remarks about Communion, noting that the Vatican doesn’t comment on the pope’s private conversations beyond what is written in the official communique, which made no mention of the issue. Nicole Winfield, ajc, 30 Oct. 2021 The Vatican spokesman declined to comment on Biden's remarks about Communion, noting that the Vatican doesn't comment on the pope's private conversations beyond what is written in the official communique, which made no mention of the issue. Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 30 Oct. 2021 All throughout the past months’ team activities and training camp and preseason and practices, the Utah Jazz have constantly made mention of trying to erase the bad vibes of how last season ended. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 Oct. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Not to mention, the Great Resignation has hit the construction industry fairly hard. Fortune, 15 Nov. 2021 But in some situations, Dr. Forero continued, head-starting may be unnecessary—even counterproductive, removing the eggs from their natural, fragile nests and disorienting hatchlings—not to mention that doing it right involves complex work. Jordan Salama, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Nov. 2021 Two bills passed in Texas specifically mention the 1619 project. al, 13 Nov. 2021 Two bills passed in Texas specifically mention the 1619 project. Hillel Italie, ajc, 13 Nov. 2021 Most mention common traits such as emotional intelligence, influence, delegation and integrity. Paul Prior, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2021 Not to mention, the bond building treatment has garnered more than 7,000 five-star ratings from Amazon shoppers, who swear that this bond builder restored their long hair. Chloe Irving, Health.com, 4 Nov. 2021 Both of these roundups mention the same heartbreaking death for . Chris Smith, BGR, 27 Oct. 2021 Medical records mention a gunshot wound with blood on the brain and time spent in an intensive care unit during Murdaugh's two-day hospital stay. NBC News, 15 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of mention

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1530, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mention

Noun and Verb

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

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The first known use of mention was in the 14th century

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mention only in passing

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“Mention.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mention. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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mention

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mention

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

mention

verb

English Language Learners Definition of mention (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

noun
men·​tion | \ ˈmen-shən How to pronounce mention (audio) \

Kids Definition of mention

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

mention

verb
mentioned; mentioning

Kids Definition of mention (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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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