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[mem-er-uh-buh l] /ˈmɛm ər ə bəl/
worth remembering; notable:
a memorable speech.
easily remembered.
Origin of memorable
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin memorābilis worth mentioning, equivalent to memorā(re) to mention + -bilis -ble
Related forms
memorability, memorableness, noun
memorably, adverb
unmemorable, adjective
1. noteworthy, impressive, celebrated. Unabridged
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  • But their confinement was, as doubtless it was intended to be, memorably punitive.

    In the Days of Poor Richard

    Irving Bacheller
  • The sun was westering as I ascended these hills, and the hours of that afternoon were memorably beautiful.

    Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2 Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • Let us express it beautifully, individually, memorably and it is all we can do; it is all that the classics did in their day.

    The Book of Masks Remy de Gourmont
  • A memorably beautiful young woman, sitting there by the open window—one of the elect would have said.

    She Buildeth Her House Will Comfort
  • Take again the scene which the House witnessed during a memorably eloquent speech of Mr. Bright.

British Dictionary definitions for memorably


/ˈmɛmərəbəl; ˈmɛmrə-/
worth remembering or easily remembered; noteworthy
Derived Forms
memorability, memorableness, noun
memorably, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Latin memorābilis, from memorāre to recall, from memor mindful
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Word Origin and History for memorably



mid-15c., from Middle French mémorable, from Latin memorabilis "that may be told; worthy of being remembered, remarkable," from memorare "to bring to mind," from memor "mindful of" (see memory). Related: Memorably.

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