an object or item that serves to remind one of a person, past event, etc.; keepsake; souvenir.
anything serving as a reminder or warning.
(initial capital letter, italics)Roman Catholic Church. either of two prayers in the canon of the Mass, one for persons living and the other for persons dead.
- memento , momentum
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How to use memento in a sentence
Fleeing their homes, many Syrians left behind middle-class lives; most arrived with none of the mementos that stir memory.
Why light candles and leave mementos out in the open to be weathered and ruined?David Best Creates a Temple Made of Memories Outside San Francisco | Debra A. Klein | February 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I am thankful everyday that the hospital staff made sure I received those mementos.Daily Beast Readers React to YouTube Stillborn Baby Memorials | Brandy Zadrozny | November 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hospitals make mementos for parents to take home: plaster molds of tiny hands, footprints, hospital bracelets.Parents of Stillborn Babies Post Hundreds of Memorials to YouTube | Brandy Zadrozny | November 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
I keep two sentimental mementos on my desk to remind me of two favorite men.
Here we hoped to secure a few mementos of our visit to Stratford by motor car.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
One of these rooms also contains many mementos of travel and sport in various climes.
My new nieces also seemed to partake of the same kind spirit, and gave us valuable mementos of their affection.Mary and I | Stephen Return Riggs
These lads had picked up shells on and beneath the dock to keep as mementos of the "Battle."The Everett massacre | Walker C. Smith
The mention of the bible, slippers and the other personal mementos had called up the dearest picture he ever knew.The Incendiary | W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
British Dictionary definitions for memento
something that reminds one of past events; souvenir
RC Church either of two prayers occurring during the Mass
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