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catch·y

 (kăch′ē, kĕch′ē)
adj. catch·i·er, catch·i·est
1. Attractive or appealing: a catchy idea for a new television series.
2. Easily remembered: a song with a catchy tune.
3. Tricky; deceptive: a catchy question on an exam.
4. Fitful or spasmodic: catchy breathing.

catch′i·ness n.

catchy

(ˈkætʃɪ)
adj, catchier or catchiest
1. (of a tune, etc) pleasant and easily remembered or imitated
2. tricky or deceptive: a catchy question.
3. irregular: a catchy breeze.
ˈcatchiness n

catch•y

(ˈkætʃ i)

adj. catch•i•er, catch•i•est.
1. pleasing and easily remembered: a catchy tune.
2. likely to attract interest or attention: a catchy title.
3. tricky; deceptive: a catchy question.
4. occurring in snatches; fitful: a catchy wind.
[1795–1805]
catch′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.catchy - having concealed difficultycatchy - having concealed difficulty; "a catchy question"; "a tricky recipe to follow"
difficult, hard - not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"
2.catchy - likely to attract attention; "a catchy title for a movie"
appealing - able to attract interest or draw favorable attention; "He added an appealing and memorable figure to popular American mythology"- Vincent Starrett; "an appealing sense of humor"; "the idea of having enough money to retire at fifty is very appealing"

catchy

adjective memorable, haunting, unforgettable, captivating a catchy theme song
Translations
جَذّابٌ وَسَهْلُ الحِفْظ
poutavýpůsobivý
iørefaldende
fülbemászó
grípandi
akılda kalırkolayca hatırlanan

catchy

[ˈkætʃɪ] ADJ (catchier (compar) (catchiest (superl))) [tune, slogan] → pegadizo; [name, title] → fácil de recordar, con gancho

catchy

[ˈkætʃi] adj [tune, song] → entraînant(e)

catchy

adj (+er) tune, sloganeingängig; titleeinprägsam

catchy

[ˈkætʃɪ] adj (tune) → orecchiabile

catch

(kӕtʃ) past tense past participle caught (koːt) verb
1. to stop and hold (something which is moving); to capture. He caught the cricket ball; The cat caught a mouse; Did you catch any fish?; I tried to catch his attention.
2. to be in time for, or get on (a train, bus etc). I'll have to catch the 9.45 (train) to London.
3. to surprise (someone) in the act of. I caught him stealing (my vegetables).
4. to become infected with (a disease or illness). He caught flu.
5. to (cause to) become accidentally attached or held. The child caught her fingers in the car door.
6. to hit. The punch caught him on the chin.
7. to manage to hear. Did you catch what she said?
8. to start burning. I dropped a match on the pile of wood and it caught (fire) immediately.
noun
1. an act of catching. He took a fine catch behind the wicket.
2. a small device for holding (a door etc) in place. The catch on my suitcase is broken.
3. the total amount (of eg fish) caught. the largest catch of mackerel this year.
4. a trick or problem. There's a catch in this question.
ˈcatching adjective
infectious. Is chicken-pox catching?
ˈcatchy adjective
(of a tune) attractive and easily remembered.
ˈcatch-phrase, ˈcatch-word nouns
a phrase or word in popular use for a time.
catch someone's eye
to attract someone's attention. The advertisement caught my eye; I couldn't catch the waiter's eye and so we were last to be served.
catch on
1. to become popular. The fashion caught on.
2. to understand. He's a bit slow to catch on.
catch out
1. to put out (a batsman) at cricket by catching the ball after it has been hit and before it touches the ground.
2. to cause (someone) to fail by means of a trick, a difficult question etc. The last question in the exam caught them all out.
catch up
to come level (with). We caught him up at the corner; Ask the taxi-driver if he can catch up with that lorry; We waited for him to catch up; She had a lot of schoolwork to catch up on after her illness.
References in classic literature ?
They stand entranced before it with bated breath and parted lips, and when they speak, it is only in the catchy ejaculations of rapture:
Don't let's hev another 'thout somethin' between," said Dan; and the accordion struck up a rattling, catchy tune that ended:
I could not help thinking that his strange, catchy little laugh was also a symptom of some nervous malady.
And her last words in his ear, words uttered softly with a catchy sob in the throat that was nothing more nor less than a love cry, were "Bill .
It's catchy, it's clever, it's honest, it's emotional, and you must buy it.
The songs on this album are aimed at children, but they also ludicrously catchy, so don't be surprised if you suddenly find yourself singing I Am A Rainbow under your breath.
Armed with unforgettable melodies and catchy choruses, The SoapGirls energy, rawness and authenticity live, has earned these road warriors a formidable reputation'.
BAD Romance by Lady Gaga is the most catchy earworm with Kylie Minogue's aptly-named Can't Get You Out Of My Head in second place, according to academic research.
Despite the lack of academic learning, Kuwaiti women were able to come up with the most catchy songs and poems for children to sing and recite.
Keeping up with the tradition of catchy slogans, the TMC this time has come up with ' Thandathanda cool- cool, abar jitbe Trinamool ' ( Thanda- thanda cool- cool, Trinamool will again win in 2016) to woo West Bengal
The third album from the Irish group starts off the way a good album should, with a catchy opening track, Animal.
My favourite song by him is Busy, it's catchy and a cool song.