souvenir

noun sou·ve·nir \ ˈsü-və-ˌnir , ˌsü-və-ˈnir \

Definition of souvenir

:something that serves as a reminder

Examples of souvenir in a Sentence

  1. When I went to the Super Bowl, I kept my ticket stub as a souvenir.

  2. kept their love letters as souvenirs of their courtship

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Origin and Etymology of souvenir

French, literally, act of remembering, from Middle French, from (se) souvenir to remember, from Latin subvenire to come up, come to mind — more at subvention



SOUVENIR Defined for English Language Learners

souvenir

noun

Definition of souvenir for English Language Learners

  • : something that is kept as a reminder of a place you have visited, an event you have been to, etc.


SOUVENIR Defined for Kids

souvenir

noun sou·ve·nir \ ˈsü-və-ˌnir \

Definition of souvenir for Students

:something that serves as a reminder
  • a souvenir from Hawaii


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