catch line

noun

Definition of catch line

  1. 1a :  a line containing a catchword b :  a short line (as of less important words in a title or display advertisement) between lines that are longer and sometimes larger c :  an identification line (as on a printer's proof or a manuscript)

  2. 2 :  a phrase or sentence designed to catch attention especially in an advertisement or as a heading or title of a story, article, or newspaper item

  3. 3 :  a line in a theatrical production expected to cause a laugh and often repeated as a gag

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