Origin of memorableClassical Latin memorabilis
The definition of memorable is something that is not easily forgotten, or something that is special or interesting enough to be easy to recall.
The day of your wedding is an example of a day that would be described as memorable.
Worth being remembered or noted; remarkable: “One afternoon … something memorable occurred, all the more stunning because it was so accidental, and unexpected, and embarrassing” ( Willie Morris )
Origin of memorableMiddle English from Old French from Latin memorābilis from memorāre to bring to remembrance from memor mindful ; see (s)mer-1 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more memorable, superlative most memorable)
- Worthy to be remembered; very important or remarkable.
- Surviving fame to gain, By tombs, by books, by memorable deeds. -Sir John Davies.
- A memorable meeting of the General Assembly was held in August 1643.
- A memorable incident occurred at one of these meetings.
- But he is chiefly memorable for having introduced Plato to the Western world.
- Thus in a time of trouble ever memorable to him after the birth of their first child who was delicate, when they had to change the wet nurse three times and Natasha fell ill from despair, Pierre one day told her of Rousseau's view, with which he quite agreed, that to have a wet nurse is unnatural and harmful.
- He also was provost of Edinburgh at various times, and it is a remarkable instance of the esteem in which the lairds of Merchiston were held that three of them in immediate lineal succession repeatedly filled so important an office during perhaps the most memorable period in the history of the city.