tag·​line ˈtag-ˌlīn How to pronounce tagline (audio)
: a reiterated phrase identified with an individual, group, or product : slogan
: a final line (as in a play or joke)
especially : one that serves to clarify a point or create a dramatic effect

Examples of tagline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though Marvel hasn’t revealed the official tagline for the film, Feige previously teased that the movie would not center around how the Fantastic Four got their powers as previous iterations have. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 14 Feb. 2024 While the ad was meant to poke fun at competitors, the catchphrase resonated with viewers — and politicians who used the new tagline to make points about policies that lacked substance. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 8 Feb. 2024 All of which would allow a startup to iterate thousands of different product ideas, marketing taglines, and cost scenarios with a fraction of the time and personnel, according to Gurevich. Paolo Confino, Fortune, 4 Feb. 2024 Its tagline reads Altogether Different and its mandate is to drive innovation in broadcasting and to commission programs that showcase Britain in all of its diversity and to stimulate debate. Byrozina Breen, Fortune Europe, 1 Feb. 2024 And honestly, if there was a tagline for what being a solid godparent is—that would be it. Shellie R. Warren, Parents, 19 Jan. 2024 Two more players put the tagline on their legs, while another positioned it across his chest. Jesse Newell, Kansas City Star, 19 Jan. 2024 Which may as well serve as a tagline for the series. Jennifer M. Wood, WIRED, 25 Dec. 2023 Helen said at the end of today’s nominations that this is the party of the year, repeating the tagline for the Golden Globes. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of tagline was in 1926

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“Tagline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tagline. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

tag line

: a final line (as in a joke)
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