mem·​o·​ra·​ble | \ ˈmem-rə-bəl How to pronounce memorable (audio) , ˈme-mə-rə-, ˈme-mər- \

Definition of memorable

: worth remembering : notable a memorable occasion a memorable performance memorable quotations

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Other Words from memorable

memorableness noun
memorably \ ˈmem-​rə-​blē How to pronounce memorable (audio) , ˈme-​mə-​rə-​ , ˈme-​mər-​ \ adverb

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Examples of memorable in a Sentence

It was the most memorable line of the play. She gave a memorable performance.
Recent Examples on the Web But this year still marks the 20th anniversary of arguably the most memorable and tumultuous chapter in the tournament’s history. oregonlive, 7 Oct. 2021 But sharing photo gifts of your favorite photos can make for a truly memorable and personal keepsake too. Laura Lajiness, Glamour, 5 Oct. 2021 Aesthetically, hotels need to be tactile, engaging, and memorable. Bridget Arsenault, Forbes, 1 Oct. 2021 In both cases, the characters are not actually Trebek or L’Engle; Wallace and July have memorable and wildly original aesthetics and their stories are strong enough not to break beneath the burden of pop culture. Oliver Munday, The Atlantic, 28 Sep. 2021 All three have been instantly memorable and totally bonkers. Tim Schwartz,, 27 Sep. 2021 The piece is half exhausted sigh, half feverish deconstruction, and entirely memorable. Longreads, 26 Sep. 2021 Over the years, the annual trip to Pittsburgh hasn't been kind or all that memorable for the Cincinnati Bengals. Adam Baum, USA TODAY, 26 Sep. 2021 On top of the home dugout and in front of assorted luminaries and media, Gómez signed a document that retired him as a Brewer and officially ended a productive and memorable 13-year career in the major leagues. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of memorable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for memorable

Middle English, from Latin memorabilis, from memorare to remind, mention, from memor mindful

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The first known use of memorable was in the 15th century

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“Memorable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of memorable

: very good or interesting and worth remembering


mem·​o·​ra·​ble | \ ˈme-mə-rə-bəl How to pronounce memorable (audio) , ˈmem-rə-bəl \

Kids Definition of memorable

: worth remembering : not easily forgotten a memorable experience

Other Words from memorable

memorably \ -​blē \ adverb

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