Memento vs. Keepsake

By Jaxson

  • Memento (noun)

    A keepsake; an object kept as a reminder of a place or event.

    “I kept the shell as a memento of my visit to the seashore.”

  • Keepsake (noun)

    Some object given by a person and retained in memory of something or someone; something kept for sentimental or nostalgic reasons.

    “She gave him a lock of hair as a keepsake of their time together.”

  • Keepsake (noun)

    Specifically, a type of literary album popular in the nineteenth-century, containing scraps of poetry and prose, and engravings.

  • Memento (noun)

    an object kept as a reminder of a person or event

    “you can purchase a memento of your visit”

Oxford Dictionary

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