[ kach-lahyn ]
/ ˈkætʃˌlaɪn /


a word, phrase, or sentence used, especially in advertising or journalism, to arouse or call attention.
a line in which a catchword appears.
a line of lesser importance, set shorter or sometimes in smaller type than the lines above and beneath it.
Theater. a line of comic dialogue expected to elicit laughter.

Nearby words

  1. catcher's box,
  2. catchfly,
  3. catching,
  4. catching pen,
  5. catchingly,
  6. catchment,
  7. catchment area,
  8. catchment board,
  9. catchpenny,
  10. catchphrase

Origin of catchline

First recorded in 1865–70; catch + line1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019