Catchy vs Contagious - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between catchy and contagious
is that catchy
is instantly appealing and memorable (of a tune or phrase) while contagious
is of a disease, easily transmitted to others.
Instantly appealing and memorable (of a tune or phrase).
, date=June 3
, author=Nathan Rabin
, title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Mr. Plow” (season 4, episode 9; originally aired 11/19/1992)
, passage=The best of friends become the worst of enemies when Barney makes a hilarious attack ad where he viciously pummels a cardboard cut-out of Homer before special guest star Linda Ronstadt joins the fun to both continue the attack on the helpless Homer stand-in and croon a slanderously accurate, insanely catchy jingle about how “Mr. Plow is a loser/And I think he is a boozer.” }}
Of a disease, easily transmitted to others.
Of a fashion, laughter, etc., easily passed on to others.
- The flu was so contagious that everybody in town got sick!
Of a person, having a disease that can be transmitted to another person by touch.
- Wearing jeans was a contagious fad at that time.
- They were highly contagious , spreading bacteria to other people.
* (of a disease) catching, infectious