Mention - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmenʃn|  American pronunciation of the word mention
Brit.  |ˈmɛnʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word mention


- a remark that calls attention to something or someone(syn: reference)
- a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage(syn: acknowledgment, citation, cite, credit, quotation, reference)
- an official recognition of merit


- make reference to(syn: advert, cite, name, refer)
- make mention of (syn: note, observe, remark)
- commend (syn: cite)


In her speech, she carefully avoided any mention of her costar.

There was barely a mention of the plan's possible dangers.

The mere mention of blood makes me ill.

I get nervous at the mention of his name.

Her contributions deserve a mention.

One other issue deserves special mention.

She's never mentioned anything to me about her husband.

I get nervous every time his name is mentioned.

They mentioned him by name.

I believe I mentioned the problem to you last week.

Most history books don't even mention the event.

As previously mentioned, his proposal has been widely criticized.

He fails to mention, however, the seriousness of the crime.

She mentioned that she would be out of the office the following day.

She mentioned the book to me.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: mention
he/she/it: mentions
present participle: mentioning
past tense: mentioned
past participle: mentioned
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