[ kach-lahyn ]
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  1. a word, phrase, or sentence used, especially in advertising or journalism, to arouse or call attention.

  2. a line in which a catchword appears.

  1. a line of lesser importance, set shorter or sometimes in smaller type than the lines above and beneath it.

  2. Theater. a line of comic dialogue expected to elicit laughter.

Origin of catchline

First recorded in 1865–70; catch + line1

Words Nearby catchline Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023