Synonyms for souvenir

Grammar : Noun
Spell : soo-vuh-neer, soo-vuh-neer
Phonetic Transcription : ˌsu vəˈnɪər, ˈsu vəˌnɪər

Définition of souvenir

Origin :
  • 1775, "a remembrance or memory," from French souvenir (12c.), from Old French noun use of souvenir (v.) "to remember, come to mind," from Latin subvenire "come to mind," from sub- "up" (see sub-) + venire "to come" (see venue). Meaning "token of remembrance, memento" is first recorded 1782.
  • noun keepsake from event
Example sentences :
  • Wiggle appeared to claim the locust as a souvenir of the scout's magic.
  • Extract from : « Pee-wee Harris » by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • I'd like to keep it for a souvenir, but I'm afraid you need it!
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • What souvenir of a great man can compete with the knocker of his door?
  • Extract from : « The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2 » by Various
  • "I am culling a souvenir, madame," said he, plucking a moss-ross as the lady passed.
  • Extract from : « The Fortunes Of Glencore » by Charles James Lever
  • That's right; always keep your word, and take this trifle as a souvenir of me.
  • Extract from : « The Memoires of Casanova, Complete » by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • The covenant is Wilson's souvenir to the future of the world.
  • Extract from : « Woodrow Wilson's Administration and Achievements » by Frank B. Lord and James William Bryan
  • I'm a great smoker, and I should like a souvenir now I'm going away.
  • Extract from : « An Old Meerschaum » by David Christie Murray
  • All is forgotten, all is dead to him except the souvenir of the son who was dear to him.
  • Extract from : « The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II (of 2) » by Alexandre Dumas pre
  • Nearly every tourist presses a souvenir of it in his notebook.
  • Extract from : « The Mountain that was 'God' » by John H. Williams
  • Then, very coaxingly, "Didn't you bring your old Nannie a souvenir from the war?"
  • Extract from : « Four Days » by Hetty Hemenway

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