Memento vs Keepsake - What's the difference?

memento | keepsake |

Memento is a synonym of keepsake.


As nouns the difference between memento and keepsake

is that memento is a keepsake; an object kept as a reminder of a place or event while keepsake is some object given by a person and retained in memory of something or someone; something kept for sentimental or nostalgic reasons.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

memento

English

Noun

(en-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.
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  • , year=2011 , date=December 16 , author=Denis Campbell , title=Hospital staff 'lack skills to cope with dementia patients' , work=Guardian citation , page= , passage=Many hospitals have not taken simple steps to lessen the distress and confusion which dementia sufferers' often feel on being somewhere so unfamiliar – such as making signs large and easy to read, using colour schemes to help patients find their way around unfamiliar wards and not putting family mementoes such as photographs nearby.}}

    Usage notes

    * The alternate spelling momento is so common, some references now no longer consider it a misspelling.

    Synonyms

    * keepsake * souvenir * (plural) memorabilia

    References

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    keepsake

    English

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

    * memento * souvenir * (plural) memorabilia