[ mem-er-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈmɛm ər ə bəl /


worth remembering; notable: a memorable speech.
easily remembered.

Nearby words

  1. memoirist,
  2. memoirs,
  3. memorabilia,
  4. memorabiliast,
  5. memorability,
  6. memorandum,
  7. memorandum of understanding,
  8. memoria technica,
  9. memorial,
  10. memorial day

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for memorable


/ (ˈmɛmərəbəl, ˈmɛmrə-) /


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

Word Origin for memorable

C15: from Latin memorābilis, from memorāre to recall, from memor mindful

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Word Origin and History for memorable



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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