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[ mem-er-uh-buhl ]


  1. worth remembering; notable:

    a memorable speech.

    Synonyms: celebrated, impressive, noteworthy

  2. easily remembered.


/ ˈmɛmrə-; ˈmɛmərəbəl /


  1. worth remembering or easily remembered; noteworthy

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Derived Forms

  • ˌmemoraˈbility, noun
  • ˈmemorably, adverb
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Other Words From

  • memo·ra·bili·ty memo·ra·ble·ness noun
  • memo·ra·bly adverb
  • un·memo·ra·ble adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of memorable1

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Latin memorābilis “worth mentioning,” from memorā(re) “to mention” + -bilis -ble
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Word History and Origins

Origin of memorable1

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

With a presentation teeming with promises and vision but scant on data, the event nevertheless lived up to its main goal as a memorable recruitment session to further the growth of the mysterious brain implant company.

In total, a few thousand product landing pages did reasonably well without much oversight, up until the moment the decision was made to move from the lengthy domain name to a much shorter, more memorable one.

The videos are well known as being highly memorable and impactful, so this is what the user needs at this stage.

Even at less memorable addresses, our associations with work are typically rooted in a sense of place.

From Quartz

“It was pretty memorable — a three-year-old demolishing this poor woman,” Gill Maynard said in an interview.

“This was by far the craziest and most memorable year of my life,” she says.

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.

Few authors write more transparently about music than Swafford, who has also penned memorable lives of Brahms and Ives.

It was Tarshis who gave the comedian the memorable epithet “Jell-O Man.”

John Wilkes released from the tower by the memorable sentence of chief justice Pratt.

Since that memorable night of mingled joy and despair, I thought not that such rapture awaited me again on earth.

John Hales died; an English author, so much admired for his wit and learning, that he is called the ever memorable.

Therefore, short work was made of this part of the memorable sale and the grounds were rapidly deserted of nearly all.

Everybody had gone, leaving a vastly different Skyrie from that which greeted the rising sun of that memorable day.


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More About Memorable

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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  • memorably (adverb)
  • memorability (noun)
  • memorableness (noun)
  • unmemorable (adjective)

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Memorable is almost always used positively.



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Which of the following words is a synonym for memorable?

A. mundane
B. forgettable
C. unremarkable
D. unforgettable