pull quote

noun

: 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 This makes the show feel like classic late-night premium-television soft-core, the stuff that comes up when people reduce the complexity of Euphoria or Trilogy to the wildest pull quote or plot point. Vulture, 30 June 2023 The other defining image of the campaign was of a pull quote. Michael P.h. Stanley, WSJ, 31 Oct. 2022 Featuring a pull quote on your marketing graphics with the logo of the original publication can translate into a significant uptick in engagement versus an image without the quote. Colby Flood, Forbes, 13 June 2022 Lozada-Oliva told Vogue in October, and this novel-in-poetry more than lives up to that pull quote. Emma Specter, Vogue, 8 Dec. 2021 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

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'pull quote.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pull quote was in 1978

Dictionary Entries Near pull quote

Cite this Entry

“Pull quote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20quote. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!