Part of speech: noun

A memento.

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Usage examples "souvenir":

  1. Not long afterward, when Copernicus's book on astronomy was published, a copy of it was sent to the Duke, and he replied that he was deeply grateful for it, and that he should always preserve it as a souvenir of the most learned and gentlest of men. - "Catholic Churchmen in Science", James J. Walsh.
  2. You are kind- hearted and susceptible to noble sentiments; you must be a worthy fellow and a blessing to your parents; take this as a souvenir of this day. - "San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams", Charles Paul de Kock.
  3. Rosy and smiling and breathless with haste she came racing up to us, crying,- 'Behold my souvenir for the dear ladies. - "Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag", Louisa M. Alcott.