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Dictionary Definition

memento n : a reminder of past events [syn: souvenir] [also: mementoes (pl)]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. 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.

Usage notes

  • The alternate spelling momento is so common, some references now no longer consider it a misspelling.

Translations

a keepsake

References

Extensive Definition

A memento is a keepsake or souvenir of remembrance.
Memento may also refer to:
memento in Czech: Memento
memento in German: Memento
memento in French: Memento
memento in Dutch: Memento
memento in Japanese: メメント

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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