[ mem-er-uh-bil-ee-uh, -bil-yuh ]
/ ˌmɛm ər əˈbɪl i ə, -ˈbɪl yə /

plural noun, singular mem·o·rab·i·le [mem-uh-rab-uh-lee] /ˌmɛm əˈræb ə li/.

mementos; souvenirs.
matters or events worthy to be remembered; points worthy of note.

Nearby words

  1. memnonian,
  2. memo,
  3. memoir,
  4. memoirist,
  5. memoirs,
  6. memorabiliast,
  7. memorability,
  8. memorable,
  9. memorandum,
  10. memorandum of understanding

Origin of memorabilia

1800–10; noun use of Latin memorābilia things to be remembered, neuter plural of memorābilis memorable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for memorabilia


/ (ˌmɛmərəˈbɪlɪə) /

pl n singular -rabile (-ˈræbɪlɪ)

memorable events or things
objects connected with famous people or events

Word Origin for memorabilia

C17: from Latin, from memorābilis memorable

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Word Origin and History for memorabilia



"things worth remembering," 1806, from Latin memorabilia "notable achievements," noun use of neuter plural of memorabilis "worthy of being remembered" (see memorable).

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