Memento definition

mə-mĕntō
Anything serving as a reminder or warning.
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A souvenir; keepsake.
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A keepsake.
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The definition of a memento is something that reminds someone of a person, place, event, etc.

An example of memento is a postcard from a favorite trip to Paris.

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A keepsake; an object kept as a reminder of a place or event.

I kept the shell as a memento of my visit to the seashore.

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(r.c.ch.) Either of two prayers in the canon of the Mass, one for the living and one for the dead, beginning “Memento”
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
memento
Plural:
mementos

Origin of memento

  • Middle English commemoration of the living or the dead in the Canon of the Mass from Latin mementō imperative of meminisse to remember men-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Latin mementō (“remember!"), imperative form of meminÄ« (“I remember").

    From Wiktionary