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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Even the vocals are part of the intricate, incessant polyrhythms that make the group’s assault so unforgettable. Kevin Williams, chicagotribune.com, "Flaming Lips part of a tasty, noisy early Taste of Chicago peek," 1 May 2018 His sonnets are vital and unforgettable, anchored by their sense of place and time rather than contained by it. Constance Grady, Vox, "We read all 25 National Book Award finalists for 2018. Here’s what we thought.," 15 Nov. 2018 But Wicker Man still built a significant reputation over the years, based on word of mouth about its frank eroticism, building dread, and unforgettable ending. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "Netflix’s Apostle takes The Wicker Man to a radical new level," 12 Oct. 2018 From its strapless neckline, to the high leg slit adorned with copious amounts of frills, the bright dress was instantly unforgettable and felt like a '90s throwback. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rihanna Just Celebrated Fenty Beauty’s First Birthday in a Show-Stopping Fuchsia Gown," 15 Sep. 2018 In addition to looking down at Earth, looking up out into the vastness of space is unforgettable, too. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Around the world in 665 days: The storied career of astronaut Peggy Whitson," 24 May 2018 The show also features unforgettable portraits and cityscapes, though heaven remains the focal point. New York Times, "23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 12 July 2018 Among the others to advance were Rafael Nadal and Federer, the world’s top two men’s singles players, who 10 years ago squared off in an unforgettable Wimbledon final that many people call the greatest match in the history of the sport. Sam Farmer, latimes.com, "Roger Federer continues to set opponents straight at Wimbledon, reaches quarterfinals," 9 July 2018 Each rape is a work of performance art, with costumes and props (including, in one unforgettable case, a dead cat) leaving the victims forever reliving the horrors inflicted on them and helpless to understand. Lisa Miller, The Cut, "The Weaponized Amber Tamblyn," 8 July 2018

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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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