catchy

[[t]kæ̱tʃi[/t]]
catchier, catchiest
ADJ-GRADED
If you describe a tune, name, or advertisement as catchy, you mean that it is attractive and easy to remember.

The songs were both catchy and cutting...

The initiative has been given the supposedly catchy title of the `Citizen's Charter'.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Catchy — Catch y, a. 1. Apt or tending to catch the fancy or attention; catching; taking; as, catchy music. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. Tending to catch or insnare; entangling; usually used fig.; as, a catchy question. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. Consisting of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • catchy — UK US /ˈkætʃi/ adjective ► MARKETING catchy music or words are pleasing and easy to remember, like the sort often used in advertising: a catchy slogan/jingle/name »The best ads attract World Wide Web surfers with snappy graphics and catchy… …   Financial and business terms

  • catchy — [kach′ē] adj. catchier, catchiest 1. catching attention; arousing interest 2. easily caught up and remembered [a catchy tune] 3. meant to trick; tricky 4. spasmodic; fitful catchiness n …   English World dictionary

  • catchy — index attractive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • catchy — (adj.) 1831, from CATCH (Cf. catch) (v.) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Considered colloquial at first …   Etymology dictionary

  • catchy — [adj] captivating, addictive fetching, haunting, having a good hook*, memorable, popular; concept 544 Ant. boring, dull, ignorable …   New thesaurus

  • catchy — ► ADJECTIVE (catchier, catchiest) ▪ (of a tune or phrase) instantly appealing and memorable. DERIVATIVES catchiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • catchy — adjective (catchier; est) Date: 1831 1. a. tending to catch the interest or attention < a catchy title > b. easily retained in the memory < a catchy melody > 2. fitful, irregular …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • catchy — catchiness, n. /kach ee/, adj., catchier, catchiest. 1. pleasing and easily remembered: a catchy tune. 2. likely to attract interest or attention: a catchy title for a movie. 3. tricky; deceptive: a catchy question. 4. occurring in snatches;… …   Universalium

  • catchy — catch•y [[t]ˈkætʃ i[/t]] adj. catch•i•er, catch•i•est 1) pleasing and easily remembered: a catchy tune[/ex] 2) likely to attract interest or attention: a catchy title[/ex] 3) tricky; deceptive: a catchy question[/ex] 4) occurring in snatches;… …   From formal English to slang

  • catchy — catch|y [ˈkætʃi] adj a catchy tune or phrase is easy to remember ▪ a catchy song ▪ catchy advertising slogans …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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