memorable

[mem-er-uh-buhl]

adjective

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

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 for memorable

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Contemporary Examples of unmemorable

Historical Examples of unmemorable

  • So unmemorable was the death deemed that no contemporary document makes mention of it.

    Rembrandt

    Mortimer Menpes



British Dictionary definitions for unmemorable

unmemorable

adjective

not worth remembering or easily remembered

memorable

adjective

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 unmemorable

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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