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 That’s the tagline of post Grohl and Hawkins put on the Foo Fighters’ Instagram page. Chuck Yarborough, cleveland, "Neil Peart: an homage to one rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest drummers and lyricists: Chuck Yarborough," 12 Jan. 2020 The hit tagline legitimised the Hindi-English language jumble in Indian advertising. Karthik Srinivasan, Quartz India, "How brands are hurting themselves with pan-India “Hinglish” ads," 25 Dec. 2019 The group is called LOVE Christian Clearinghouse and also goes by the name Love INC of the Western Suburbs, with the tagline Love In the Name of Christ. Sara Clarkson, chicagotribune.com, "Clarkson: Love INC offers aid, solutions and dignity to neighbors," 26 June 2019 The school hired consultants to help with the marketing rollout, including a new logo and tagline; created new university gear and stationery; and is in the process of replacing all the campus’s signs. Alia Wong, The Atlantic, "Are a College and a University Two Different Things?," 19 Nov. 2019 The sketch may have lacked an elegant shape or a neat, easy tagline. Washington Post, "SNL explains the ‘magic of the electoral college’ in wacky, wonderful cold open," 15 Dec. 2019 In the present febrile political climate the tagline of The Report could be read as a clarion call to politicians on both sides of the pond: Truth Matters. Catherine Edwards, Quartzy, "Two new political thrillers are tailor-made for our age of paranoia," 27 Nov. 2019 To borrow a tagline from another teen show that pushed boundaries in order to start conversations, this show goes there. Rachel Paige, refinery29.com, "Euphoria Is Apparently More Realistic Than You Might Hope," 31 May 2019 Hantas said, referring to the brand's tagline, #girlscalltheshots. Khanh T.l. Tran, The Hollywood Reporter, "Drink and Dish: Jessica Alba's Favorite Tequila, Cocktails Inspired by 'The Kitchen' and 'Stranger Things'," 22 Aug. 2019

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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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16 Jan 2020

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“Tagline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tagline. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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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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