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Origin of memorable
OTHER WORDS FROM memorablemem·o·ra·bil·i·ty, mem·o·ra·ble·ness, nounmem·o·ra·bly, adverbun·mem·o·ra·ble, adjective
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What does memorable mean?
Memorable means easy to remember or worth remembering, especially due to being remarkable in a positive way.
Events, experiences, people, and things can be described as memorable. In all of these cases, the term is almost always used positively. The term unforgettable is a close synonym, but is perhaps even stronger.
Example: It was one of the most memorable moments I’ve ever experienced—I’ll never forget it.
Where does memorable come from?
The first records of the word memorable come from the 1400s. It comes from the Latin memorābilis, meaning “worth mentioning.” Several related words, like memory and remember, derive from the Latin root memor, meaning “mindful.”
Everyone has moments they’ll never forget. But describing a moment as memorable usually means it has stuck with us because it was important to us and positive. A first kiss, a special dinner, or a trip of a lifetime could all be described as memorable. But a moment doesn’t have to be grand to be memorable. Some memorable moments are simple—like a perfect summer day.
Describing a person as memorable indicates that they’ve made a strong impression—meaning you’re likely to remember them or think of them later. A person auditioning for a part or interviewing for a job wants to be memorable, especially if there are a lot of other candidates.
Other things commonly described as memorable are quotable lines from a movie, powerful speeches, and events in history—the kind where you’ll always remember where you were.
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What are some other forms related to memorable?
- memorably (adverb)
- memorability (noun)
- memorableness (noun)
- unmemorable (adjective)
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How is memorable used in real life?
Memorable is almost always used positively.
Thinking about maybe sitting down and breaking down some of my most memorable games and moments in my career. Maybe IG Live it or just film it and hold on to it for another time. 🤔
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 2, 2020
Blown away by tonight. Can't quite get my head round it. This was a special and forever memorable moment. The tour is going to be incredible
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) February 14, 2020
Finally watched “A Few Good Men.”
Expected a classic. But it was average, maybe slightly above average.
Great cast, but no chemistry.
Basically a couple of memorable lines by Jack Nicholson amid an otherwise bland movie.
— Adam Sparks (@AdamSparks) May 22, 2020
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Example sentences from the Web for memorable
“This was by far the craziest and most memorable year of my life,” she says.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex|Aurora Snow|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Memorable songs that are impossible to get out of your head?
Alongside YOLO, “same damn time” is one of the most memorable recent additions to the lexicon.Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists|Luke Hopping|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was Tarshis who gave the comedian the memorable epithet “Jell-O Man.”
The most memorable ad of the lot was one run by American Crossroads, the Super PAC associated with Karl Rove.In North Carolina, GOP Overreach May Be More Unpopular Than Obama|Dean Obeidallah|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the memorable events which followed this rumour, the Duke of Perth continually shared.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745|Mrs. Thomson
I had observed that our landlord wore, on that memorable morning, a pair of bran new velveteens instead of his ancient thicksets.Bride of Lammermoor|Sir Walter Scott
It was my memorable privilege to see, one afternoon, a thunder storm below me here.John L. Stoddard's Lectures, Vol. 10 (of 10)|John L. Stoddard
On this memorable day of the riot his arms were not folded on his chest.Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard|Joseph Conrad
One of his memorable exploits took place during a war with the Volscians, in which the Romans attacked the city of Corioli.Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)|Charles Morris