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).
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin memorābilis, from memorāre, to bring to remembrance, from memor, mindful; see (s)mer-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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