un·​for·​get·​ta·​ble | \ ˌən-fər-ˈge-tə-bəl \

Definition of unforgettable

: incapable of being forgotten : memorable

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Other Words from unforgettable

unforgettably \ ˌən-​fər-​ˈge-​tə-​blē \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for unforgettable


indelible, memorable



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Examples of unforgettable in a Sentence

an unforgettable evening of dining and dancing

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The show, which also just so happens to focus on four unforgettable characters from Archie Comics, will be a musical. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Musical Riverdale Spin-Off Is Coming to The CW & It Sounds So Good," 27 Jan. 2019 The film's costume designer, Mary Vogt, worked with director Jon M. Chu to create some unforgettable looks, from Araminta's wedding gown (which was really a bodysuit with a skirt attachment) to Rachel's Cinderella moment in the pastel blue Marchesa. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "The 10 Best Fashion Movies That Aren't The Devil Wears Prada," 24 Dec. 2018 The book tells the unforgettable true story of Westover’s life growing up in rural Idaho as a daughter of survivalists, who prepared for the end of the world and shunned official entities like the government, hospitals, and schools. Vox Staff, Vox, "The most thought-provoking books the Vox staff read in 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 This is cool Reuters picked its 100 top pictures of the year; The Atlantic narrowed its list down to an unforgettable 25. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Going for a ride in Waymo’s just-launched driverless taxi service," 6 Dec. 2018 Its clever, awkward, insecure protagonist, Selin, is an unforgettable character. New York Times, "New & Noteworthy," 5 June 2018 Many of the elements that made the original Suspiria unforgettable were the precise things any remake would necessarily lose. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Suspiria is an ambitious remix of a horror classic," 26 Oct. 2018 No degree was needed to teach people an unforgettable history lesson. Diane Bell, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Tom Cruise, aka Maverick, feels the need for a San Diego re-fuel," 1 June 2018 The films, including The Wizard of Oz and Steel Magnolias, will be shown in their original aspect ratio, giving you an unforgettable experience. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "The TCM Big Screen Classics Schedule for 2019 Is Here," 9 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of unforgettable

1806, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unforgettable

: very special, unusual, beautiful, etc., and therefore difficult or impossible to forget


un·​for·​get·​ta·​ble | \ ˌən-fər-ˈge-tə-bəl \

Kids Definition of unforgettable

: not likely to be forgotten : lasting in memory an unforgettable experience

Other Words from unforgettable

unforgettably \ -​blē \ adverb

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excited commotion or publicity

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