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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
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.Neuralink’s Wildly Anticipated New Brain Implant: the Hype vs. the Science|Shelly Fan|September 1, 2020|Singularity Hub
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.Five great display and video advertising tactics to increase relevance and revenue in a cookie-less world|Anastasia-Yvoni Spiliopoulou|August 24, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Even at less memorable addresses, our associations with work are typically rooted in a sense of place.
“It was pretty memorable — a three-year-old demolishing this poor woman,” Gill Maynard said in an interview.A Number Theorist Who Solves the Hardest Easy Problems|Erica Klarreich|July 1, 2020|Quanta Magazine
“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
Few authors write more transparently about music than Swafford, who has also penned memorable lives of Brahms and Ives.The Best Biographies of 2014, Including Lives of Gandhi, the Koch Brothers, and Jefferson Davis|William O’Connor|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.