catchy
adjective (catchier; -est) Date: 1831 1. a. tending to catch the interest or attention <
a catchy title
>
b. easily retained in the memory <
a catchy melody
>
2. fitful, irregular <
catchy breathing
>
3. tricky <
a catchy question
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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