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[muh-men-toh, moh-]
noun, plural mo·men·tos, mo·men·toes.
  1. memento.
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Usage note

See memento.
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Examples from the Web for momento

Historical Examples

  • Besides, I hardly think that either he or his agent would have troubled to carry away an empty basin as a momento of the deed.

    The Tree of Knowledge

    Mrs. Baillie Reynolds

  • The members of both races were anxious to exercise the privilege of placing under the corner-stone some momento.

  • He claimed, however, in exchange, the fragments of the Stradivariusas a momento of the strange event.

    Nightmare Tales

    H. P. Blavatsky

  • Hor / Momento cita mors venit, aut victoria lta—In a moment of time comes sudden death or joyful victory.

  • Momento fit cinis, diu sylva—It takes an age to build a city, but an hour involves it in ruin.

Word Origin and History for momento


a misspelling, or perhaps variant, of memento.

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