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memorable

[mem-er-uh-buhl]
adjective
  1. worth remembering; notable: a memorable speech.
  2. easily remembered.
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Origin of memorable

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin memorābilis worth mentioning, equivalent to memorā(re) to mention + -bilis -ble
Related formsmem·o·ra·bil·i·ty, mem·o·ra·ble·ness, nounmem·o·ra·bly, adverbun·mem·o·ra·ble, adjective

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Historical Examples

  • The memorability of an act is, in fact, a better proof of consciousness than its complexity.

    Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death

    Frederick W. H. Myers

  • Two other little passages, and only two, we will mention; which have in themselves a kind of memorability.

  • Events rather which, except as characteristic of one memorable Man and King, are mostly now of no memorability whatever.


British Dictionary definitions for memorability

memorable

adjective
  1. worth remembering or easily remembered; noteworthy
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Derived Formsmemorability or memorableness, nounmemorably, adverb

Word Origin

C15: from Latin memorābilis, from memorāre to recall, from memor mindful
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Word Origin and History for memorability

n.

1660s, from memorable + -ity.

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memorable

adj.

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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