Ephemera are defined as objects, often printed, that are not intended to last but are sometimes kept by collectors.
An example of ephemera is a program from a hit Broadway show.
nounpl. -·eras or -·erae·
- an ephemeral thing
- [with pl. v.] ephemeral things collectively
- printed matter (as theater programs, posters, guidebooks) meant to be of use for only a short time but preserved by collectors
Origin of ephemeraModern Latin from Classical Greek eph?meron: see ephemeron
A plural of ephemeron