tag·​line | \ ˈtag-ˌlīn How to pronounce tagline (audio) \

Definition of tagline

1 : a reiterated phrase identified with an individual, group, or product : slogan
2 : a final line (as in a play or joke) especially : one that serves to clarify a point or create a dramatic effect

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Examples of tagline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The posters, appearing on trains and in stations, include an explanation along with a tagline promoting the benefits of wearing masks. Chronicle Staff, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: Dec. 10-16," 26 Dec. 2020 Not all Democrats have given up on the tagline, though. Emily Brooks, Washington Examiner, "Democrats ditch 'defund the police' slogan, but not necessarily policy principles," 18 Dec. 2020 That is a fitting tagline for this season: weird, sad, but very exciting. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, "Early Virus Scares Kept the M.L.B. Season on Track," 24 Oct. 2020 The five-phase process used to complete the Branding & Wayfinding Master Plan included information gathering, creation of tagline/logo, development of wayfinding signage types and placement, creation of design signage elements and implementation. John Benson, cleveland, "Parma Heights plans second phase of ‘Community Grows Here’ signage," 24 Sep. 2020 Don’t judge a book by its cover or tagline, Minnesota. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: Climate change, diversity training, COVID-19," 14 Sep. 2020 At one point, Rabbi gets haunted by an in-progress billboard advertising proclaiming an unfinished tagline: The Future Is. Darren Franich, EW.com, "Fargo season 4 has a lot of nothing to say about America: Review," 14 Sep. 2020 Ashley’s tagline features similarly strong pun work and is similarly unbelievable. Jodi Walker, EW.com, "The Real Housewives of Potomac recap: Apologies need to happen," 10 Aug. 2020 We had been sent in to perform a search with a tagline. al, "The tragic life and death of a heroic and troubled Birmingham firefighter," 22 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of tagline

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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14 Jan 2021

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“Tagline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tagline. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of tagline

: a memorable phrase or sentence that is closely associated with a particular person, product, movie, etc.
: the words at the end of a joke, story, etc.

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