Definition of catchy in English:



  • (of a tune or phrase) instantly appealing and memorable.

    ‘catchy pop melodies’
    • ‘Losing All Control is the only hint of a darker edge, but even then they can't resist a catchy chorus.’
    • ‘They know how to sit down, put their words to a tune, and craft it into a catchy song.’
    • ‘It mixes innocent fun with catchy songs, an eye-catching setting and easy things for the audience to do.’
    • ‘Then The Smiths came on Top of the Pops with an odd, catchy tune called This Charming Man.’
    • ‘On Painkiller, Griffin's soft falsetto floats above a catchy chorus and sweet pop melody.’
    • ‘Ted uses lots of catchy songs, puzzles and word games to help the children have fun and learn while watching.’
    • ‘A song with a catchy tune and outstanding lyrics might do a lot to fill the cinema theatres.’
    • ‘As with any expectant new band, one of the first decisions that had to be made was to choose a catchy name.’
    • ‘However, every track is a gem of poetry and the tunes are disarmingly catchy.’
    • ‘All this takes place on a beautiful set that shimmers like an icicle, and includes catchy songs by Tim Hans Smith.’
    • ‘I walk out of movies and plays, and I never accept invitations to operas that have no catchy tunes in them.’
    • ‘Besides, it was a catchy tune, and the people didn't have to know what it meant in order to enjoy it.’
    • ‘They've shown that there is more to advertising than a catchy slogan and a memorable logo.’
    • ‘While the vocalists have an ear for a catchy turn of phrase, there isn't much substance to back it up.’
    • ‘There are a few catchy tunes for the kids to sing along with, but even these seem to be too few and far between.’
    • ‘Cole Porter's brilliantly catchy songs sound as good today as they ever did.’
    • ‘They've come up with all manner of catchy slogans designed to tip the scales in their favour.’
    • ‘It is a very catchy tune and is getting a lot of airplay on the local radio stations.’
    • ‘When it comes to soundtracks, all a film needs is a couple catchy tunes to hook the record buyer.’
    • ‘In this case, the Strokes return the favour by turning in some tuneful, varied and above all catchy songs.’
    memorable, unforgettable
    appealing, captivating, snappy, with instant appeal
    singable, melodious, melodic, tuneful
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