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 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 Oh, and don’t worry, the coaches, while all on the anti-coronavirus team, remembered to get in their respective schools’ taglines. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan, Michigan State coaches team up against coronavirus 'with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind'," 20 Mar. 2020 State Snaps grew to accept submissions from beyond Iowa State as its tagline became shorthand for all manner of wild high jinks. Washington Post, "Instagrammer gets 14 years in prison for violent plot to hijack domain name," 10 Dec. 2019 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

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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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22 Sep 2020

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“Tagline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tagline. Accessed 29 Sep. 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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