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Punch line   Listen
noun
punch line  n.  
1.
The final sentence, phrase, or word in a joke or humorous story that is unexpected and produces the humorous effect; the point of a joke.
Synonyms: laugh line, gag line, tag line.
2.
Hence: The final sentence, phrase, or word in any narration, speech, or advertisement that produces the speaker's intended effect.






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"Punch line" Quotes from Famous Books



... an ant stood on its head, wildly waving six legs in the breeze, begging to be noticed and laughed at. Above the guns, emblazoned in fiery orange letters, were the words: "MARTIAN V.F.W." This was interpreted by one and all as a punch line and ...
— Martian V.F.W. • G.L. Vandenburg



Words linked to "Punch line" :   laugh line, tag line, jest, joke, gag line



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