Definition of punchline in English:


Line breaks: punch|line
Pronunciation: /ˈpʌn(t)ʃlʌɪn


The final phrase or sentence of a joke or story, providing the humour or some other crucial element: his humour did not depend on punchlines
More example sentences
  • ‘You want me to give you all my punchlines,’ he joked.
  • Latterly she was even behind her audiences, who could see the punchlines for her onstage jokes rolling up on her Teleprompter before Streisand could mouth them.
  • I expected ambient recordings of you giggling like a girl, telling jokes and forgetting the punchlines, looking for your car keys and so on.

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