One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1treated as singular or plural Objects kept or collected because of their associations with memorable people or events.‘sixties memorabilia’
- ‘These photos, along with Walt Burton's collection of period memorabilia, give us a unique view of that historic event.’
- ‘Visitors from around the world travel to see its unique collection of memorabilia from international aircrews.’
- ‘Also, if you do have any celebrity memorabilia that you've collected sell it quick before the market collapses.’
- ‘This is an interesting collection of memorabilia about Bedford from the 1940s onward.’
- ‘I have a room at home full of memorabilia that I have collected, dating over the last fifteen years or so.’
- ‘The committee is also compiling a collection of memorabilia from previous shows to be put on display on the show day.’
- ‘Mahendra has his own collection of memorabilia which he has sourced from Australia and South Africa.’
- ‘Resch says his reverence for the past led him to begin to collect some memorabilia.’
- ‘Bell is an avid collector of music memorabilia, with a violinist focus of course.’
- ‘His collection of bridge memorabilia is said to number five thousand items.’
- ‘She leads me through a collection of memorabilia which starkly bring to life the awesome task these early settlers faced just to stay alive.’
- ‘One of the highlights of the day was the collection of memorabilia that the late David Hardcastle had left that pertained to the fixture.’
- ‘Mr Hope believes the games will help raise the profile of railway modelling and memorabilia collecting.’
- ‘Marie amassed the most important collection of Napoleon memorabilia in the world.’
- ‘It has a small museum with a collection of memorabilia, including examples of a lot of the lively art which found its way onto aircraft noses.’
- ‘And I showed pictures from the vast collection of memorabilia Daniel has built up during the past seven years.’
- ‘Norpa is keen to collect old photos, memorabilia and stories about Lismore's major floods.’
- ‘The Railway Museum houses an impressive collection of historical railway memorabilia.’
- ‘Collectors of memorabilia will be familiar with a souvenir plate issued by the City of Leeds which carries the date June 26.’
- ‘He collects sporting memorabilia including 39 signed rugby balls and countless signed photos of players.’
- 1.1archaic Memorable or noteworthy observations or writings.
Late 18th century: from Latin, neuter plural of memorabilis ‘memorable’.
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