Meaning of “sentimental” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˌsentɪˈmentəl/

showing kind feelings such as sympathy, love, etc, especially in a silly way:

a sentimental song
The British are very sentimental about animals.

related to feelings and memories and not related to how much money something costs:

It wasn't an expensive ring but it had great sentimental value.
sentimentality noun [ U ] us uk /ˌsentɪmenˈtæləti/

(Definition of “sentimental” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)