pull quote

noun

Definition of pull quote

: a significant passage in an article, story, book, or speech that is quoted and used for drawing attention to its source

Examples of pull quote in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the pull quote, Eliason argues that the process of breaking down oats creates a natural form of sugar called maltose. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, 7 Apr. 2021 In the March 14 Section A, an article about a medical device used to save the life of Blanca Lopez, a woman with a severe case of COVID-19, was accompanied by a pull quote that was attributed to her son Criztiaan Lopez. Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2021 This 80-year-old man just gave us a pull quote that reads like an Azealia Banks tweet. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 5 Jan. 2021 This reminded me of what Australian journalist Lenore Taylor asserted a couple of months ago: Grabbing pull quotes from Trump's rants and cutting out the craziest bits actually misleads the audience. Brian Stelter, CNN, 18 Dec. 2019 Animation, bold headlines, and pull quotes give you the gist of each piece of information. Jason Cross, PCWorld, 8 May 2018 Its centerpiece is a video montage of Democrats complaining about Comey’s treatment of Clinton, embellished with various pull quotes and social media share buttons. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, 12 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'pull quote.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of pull quote

1978, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pull quote was in 1978

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Last Updated

24 Apr 2021

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“Pull quote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20quote. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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