pleasing and easily remembered: a catchy tune.
likely to attract interest or attention: a catchy title for a movie.
tricky; deceptive: a catchy question.
occurring in snatches; fitful: a catchy wind.
- catch·i·ness, noun
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How to use catchy in a sentence
It’s ideal to use catchy phrases such as “holiday season” or “holiday sale” as they will increase your open rates.SMB’s guide to marketing: Stand out and boost sales during the holidays | Steffen Schebesta | December 24, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
In between a catchy refrain of “Diwali with Mi,” the two trade zingers about who’s the better rapper.How Chinese phonemaker Xiaomi conquered India—and outperformed Apple | eamonbarrett | December 3, 2020 | Fortune
Her brash style feels new but is catchy enough to make it on pop radio.Crystal Ball 2021: Predictions for the economy, politics, technology, and more | lbelanger225 | December 1, 2020 | Fortune
Like many of her fellow TikTok stars, she built her following of more than 5 million by lip-syncing to catchy hip-hop songs and joking around with friends.
It’s a hard concept to reduce to a catchy tagline, but it’s an engaging gender-bending boundary-busting movie.
But damn, the music is catchy—a neo-soul aural assault of horns, electro swirls, yelps, funky basslines, and harmonized vocals.The 14 Best Songs of 2014: Bobby Shmurda, Future Islands, Drake, and More | Marlow Stern | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But not all of us can put our feelings into a catchy and soulful song.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Taylor Swift in Your Life | Allison McNearney | November 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
What an alternately messed up, irresistibly catchy, reprehensible, utterly charming holiday classic.The Most WTF Covers of ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside,’ Everyone’s Favorite Date-Rape Holiday Classic | Kevin Fallon | November 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It effortlessly combined a catchy tune, an emotional arc and a surprisingly easy way to remember multiples of three.Schoolhouse Rock: A Trojan Horse of Knowledge and Power | Jason Lynch | September 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hear those rap interludes, ultra-catchy choruses, and dance breaks?
The meeting opened with the singing of a popular hymn which carried a refrain catchy enough but running to doggerel.The Major | Ralph Connor
You dont get a very large repertoire here, but what they do give you is sort of catchy.The Wayfarers | Mary Stewart Cutting
The infidel review is crisp in style, its arguments catchy, and the brilliancy of its diction captivates.The Young Priest's Keepsake | Michael Phelan
The tunes were very catchy and bright, and everybody seemed constantly to be humming them, in season or out of season.The Leader of the Lower School | Angela Brazil
The flapper drew a long and rather catchy breath, then she adjusted a strand of hair misplaced by his violence.Bunker Bean | Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for catchy
(of a tune, etc) pleasant and easily remembered or imitated
tricky or deceptive: a catchy question
irregular: a catchy breeze
- catchiness, noun
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