[uncountable, countable, usually singular] an act of referring to somebody/something in speech or writing He made no mention of her work. The concert didn't even get a mention in the newspapers. Phil deserves (a) special mention for all the help he gave us. I went white at the mention of her name. We have several other products worthy of mention. Word Origin Middle English (originally in make mention of): via Old French from Latin mentio(n-); related to mind.Extra examples At the very mention of his name, Kate started shaking with fright. His professor gets a mention in the acknowledgements. I’ve heard no mention of a salary increase this year. My cousin deserves a mention for all his hard work. No explicit mention of a sexual relationship is made. Special mention must be made of Watson’s wonderful performance as the doctor. The author omitted any mention of the report. The company racked up two billion media mentions in 2002. The earliest mention of the town is in a 16th-century manuscript. The mere mention of his name brings a smile to my face. The war barely rates a mention in this book. There is scant mention of her in the literature. He went white at the mention of her name. Richard deserves (a) special mention for all the help he gave us. She made no mention of his work. The concert didn’t even get a mention in the newspapers.