selling point


: an aspect or detail of something that is emphasized (as in selling or promoting)

Examples of selling point in a Sentence

The car's new sound system is a selling point. The house's big selling point is its location.
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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of selling point was in 1923

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Cite this Entry

“Selling point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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