pleasing and easily remembered:
a catchy tune.
likely to attract interest or attention:
a catchy title for a movie.
a catchy question.
occurring in snatches; fitful:
a catchy wind.
The song is tolerable, catchy even, but aperitifs should be required when viewing this video.
Eurovision’s 7 Weirdest Performances Alex Berg May 12, 2011
It was a perfect pop confection: catchy, hummable, and impossible to forget.
Pop Tarts! Marisa Meltzer February 14, 2010
Groovy, catchy, and refreshingly simple, it may be Gaga’s most straightforward pop song yet.
Lady Gaga and R. Kelly’s ‘Do What U Want’ Is Pure Pop Heaven Kevin Fallon October 20, 2013
It was Beyoncé at her Beyonciest—a catchy dance track as irresistible as “Single Ladies” or “Run the World (Girls).”
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Diablo Cody, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Juno, is known for catchy, quotable dialogue.
Diablo Cody’s Personal (and Directorial) Paradise Kevin Fallon October 17, 2013
Then, as the “Y” girls sang a catchy “rag” he was pushed forward and began a nimble clog dance.
A “Y Girl in France Katherine Shortall
He found nothing, and his catchy breathing lengthened to sighs.
The Manxman Hall Caine
And—I say—if any catchy tunes suggest themselves as you go along, you might just jot them down, you know.
The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes Israel Zangwill
Then he whistled in a low tone to himself a popular and catchy refrain.
The White Lie William Le Queux
There was a catchy French love song, “Marie,” which was a great favorite with the boys.
Three Times and Out Nellie L. McClung
adjective catchier, catchiest
(of a tune, etc) pleasant and easily remembered or imitated
tricky or deceptive: a catchy question
irregular: a catchy breeze
1831, from catch (v.) + -y (2). Considered colloquial at first. Related: Catchiness.
Seizing attention or admiration; attractive: You need a really catchy logo (1830s+)
tending to be transmitted from one person to another; contagious or infectious: a disease that is catching; His enthusiasm is catching. attractive; fascinating; captivating; alluring: a catching personality. to seize or capture, especially after pursuit: to catch a criminal; to catch a runaway horse. to trap or ensnare: to catch a fish. to intercept and […]
- Catching pen
noun (Austral & NZ) a pen adjacent to a shearer’s stand containing the sheep ready for shearing
noun a gleam of reflected light in the object of a photograph, esp. in a person’s eye
the act of catching water. something for catching water, as a reservoir or basin. the water that is caught in such a catchment. Historical Examples It therefore belongs to the catchment basin of the Sutlej and not to the Indus, and the Tseti-la is a pass of secondary order. Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2) Sven […]