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memorable

[mem-er-uh-buh l]
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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

Synonyms

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1. noteworthy, impressive, celebrated.
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  • But their confinement was, as doubtless it was intended to be, memorably punitive.

  • The sun was westering as I ascended these hills, and the hours of that afternoon were memorably beautiful.

  • Let us express it beautifully, individually, memorably and it is all we can do; it is all that the classics did in their day.

    The Book of Masks

    Remy de Gourmont

  • A memorably beautiful young woman, sitting there by the open window—one of the elect would have said.

  • Take again the scene which the House witnessed during a memorably eloquent speech of Mr. Bright.


British Dictionary definitions for memorably

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 memorably

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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