Definition of keepsake in English:

keepsake

noun

  • A small item kept in memory of the person who gave it or originally owned it:

    ‘she was wearing the medal he gave her as a keepsake’
    • ‘Jean had been carrying the cash and the precious keepsakes in her handbag because she had been burgled and did not think it safe to leave them in the house.’
    • ‘I opened one box of journals and keepsakes and there I found an old autograph book that was given to me when I moved from the Midwest at eight years old.’
    • ‘His new apartment is decorated with keepsakes from his yearly month-long sojourns around the world.’
    • ‘We also stored old photographs and keepsakes in it.’
    • ‘Passenger lists were keepsakes, and they often included attractive cover designs and copies of paintings, posters, and drawings.’
    • ‘This becomes a treasured keepsake and a priceless gift.’
    • ‘For those who are looking for something smaller from the Far North, there is a rich profusion of hand-woven articles and intricately carved boxes and keepsakes.’
    • ‘This form of altered book will be a keepsake for your family for decades to come.’
    • ‘Vikings also used to keep bear claws as necklaces or simple keepsakes - with some found during the Coppergate excavation which led to the founding of the Jorvik Viking Centre.’
    • ‘So on the top shelf of her closet I have some keepsakes: a blanket her father bought when she was a few months old, a CD he made, a book he picked out.’
    • ‘She is a sentimental person who would not dream of parting with diaries, photos, ornaments and keepsakes.’
    • ‘Family photos and diaries that had been on desks were being passed on for relatives to identify and preserve as keepsakes.’
    • ‘The wallet was stuffed full of pictures, letters, keepsakes and prayer cards.’
    • ‘Customers usually consider these photographs as very special keepsakes and often seek out high-end framing to give their keepsake the best treatment possible.’
    • ‘People's anecdotes and keepsakes will be used to help make a local history film and put on an exhibition in the village.’
    • ‘A sketchbook can also be like a diary, in the sense that it is a keepsake of memories, interests and observations from this time in a student's life.’
    • ‘It serves to jog my memory and will certainly become a keepsake for my children.’
    • ‘I am interested in the relationship between large monuments and memorials and small mementos, charms, and keepsakes, and I hope to question some of the set notions about their comparative importance.’
    • ‘Someday this will be a wonderful keepsake for my children and grandchildren.’
    • ‘He gave the youth a yellow package of letters and keepsakes to deliver to his family.’
    memento, token of remembrance, souvenir, reminder, something to remember someone by, remembrance, relic, memorial, token
    remembrancer, favour
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Pronunciation:

keepsake

/ˈkiːpseɪk/