souvenir

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

Definition of souvenir

  1. :  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>

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


First Known Use: 1782



SOUVENIR Defined for English Language Learners

souvenir

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

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

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noun sou·ve·nir \ˈsü-və-ˌnir\

Definition of souvenir for Students

  1. :  something that serves as a reminder <a souvenir from Hawaii>



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