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 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, "Trump hijacks news cycle with 'unhinged' letter on impeachment eve," 18 Dec. 2019 Animation, bold headlines, and pull quotes give you the gist of each piece of information. Jason Cross, PCWorld, "Major Google News overhaul starts rolling out today on web, Android, and iOS," 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, "The RNC’s new Lyin’ Comey website, explained," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of pull quote

1978, in the meaning defined above

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“Pull quote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20quote. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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