Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Attractive or appealing.
  • adjective Easily remembered.
  • adjective Tricky; deceptive.
  • adjective Fitful or spasmodic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as catching
  • Same as catching, 2.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Apt or tending to catch the fancy or attention; catching; taking.
  • adjective Tending to catch or insnare; entangling; -- usually used fig..
  • adjective Consisting of, or occuring in, disconnected parts or snatches; changeable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective likely to attract attention
  • adjective having concealed difficulty

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • I have a couple of L Gaga songs on the IPHONE. .catchy is the word

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  • The cover artwork is catchy from a distance (so good for book shelves).

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  • The cover artwork is catchy from a distance (so good for book shelves).

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  • The little newspaper might be called "The Family Times," or "The Humphrey Home," or something catchy from the mouths of your own babes.

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  • First, she makes for good copy and has a knack for coining catchy phrases ( "death panels") and new words ( "refudiate" -- it's now in the dictionary).

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  • The little newspaper might be called "The Family Times," or "The Humphrey Home," or something catchy from the mouths of your own babes.

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  • O'Reilly has an amazing, wonderful gift for popularizing hard ideas and for explaining abstruse technology in catchy ways.

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  • The name was catchy, but the description was so confusing that I had to take the publicist up on his offer to meet the website's creator.

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  • I find this word ugly. Not in sound, but in appearance.

    December 1, 2007