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Definition of memento noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

memento

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//məˈmentəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈmentoʊ//
 
(pl. mementoes, mementos)
 
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a thing that you keep or give to somebody to remind you or them of a person or place synonym souvenir a memento of our trip to Italy Word Origin late Middle English (denoting a prayer of commemoration): from Latin, literally ‘remember!’, imperative of meminisse.Extra examples The director will be presented with a memento for his long years of service. The photos will be a permanent memento of your wedding. They gave him a watch as a memento of his time with the company. a memento from his dear friends
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