- 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.
Origin of catchy
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Examples from the Web for catchy
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
December 31, 2014
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
November 29, 2014
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
September 6, 2014
Read Psalm 137, the one that was turned into the catchy reggae song “Rivers of Babylon.”Up to a Point: Shrugging Our Way Back to War in Iraq
P. J. O’Rourke
August 16, 2014
"At first, I was like, I can make a catchy song, I can sell this song, make a lot of money," he says.When Harry Met Cancer
April 10, 2014
He found nothing, and his catchy breathing lengthened to sighs.The Manxman
Then he whistled in a low tone to himself a popular and catchy refrain.The White Lie
William Le Queux
This catchy tune in a pleasant key Opened the door to liberty.A Humorous History of England
And have a good, catchy dedication—people are interested in your personality.Ewing\'s Lady
Harry Leon Wilson
“I thought I heard a racket,” she said in her crisp, catchy voice.Molly Brown's Freshman Days
- (of a tune, etc) pleasant and easily remembered or imitated
- tricky or deceptivea catchy question
- irregulara catchy breeze
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Word Origin and History for catchy
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