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Definition of "catchy" []

  • Attractive or appealing: a catchy idea for a new television series. (adjective)
  • Easily remembered: a song with a catchy tune. (adjective)
  • Tricky; deceptive: a catchy question on an exam. (adjective)
  • Fitful or spasmodic: catchy breathing. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "catchy" in a sentence
  • "Put yourself in the recipients shoes and then think that he might be busy, he might be focused on his own work, he even might not have time to clear the inbox … One more email might prove to a be big problem for him … So keep the title catchy to tempt his nerves to the limit."
  • "I have a couple of L Gaga songs on the IPHONE. .catchy is the word"
  • "The cover artwork is catchy from a distance (so good for book shelves)."