- catching attention; arousing interest
- catching the attention and easily remembered: a catchy tune
- meant to trick; tricky
- spasmodic; fitful
- Attractive or appealing: a catchy idea for a new television series.
- Easily remembered: a song with a catchy tune.
- Tricky; deceptive: a catchy question on an exam.
- Fitful or spasmodic: catchy breathing.