Definition of 'one-liner'
Example sentences containing 'one-liner'
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There are some great one-liners on the way to the top spot. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Nobody takes a round in the shoulder and still runs around delivering great one-liners. The Sun (2013)Each week we provide a cartoon in need of a witty one-liner. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In conversation he speaks with the measured tone of a comic actor used to delivering deadpan one-liners. Times, Sunday Times (2014)All of the top ten one-liners were delivered by men. The Sun (2007)Its routine story is enlivened by good one-liners and classy performances. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And there are some great one-liners. Times, Sunday Times (2010)More than just a witty one-liner. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I have some great one-liners with all that technical stuff! The Sun (2011)The one-liners are so funny. The Sun (2013)This dark film boasts some great one-liners, but the laughs are few and far between. The Sun (2010)Cartoon challenge Each week we provide a cartoon in need of a witty one-liner. Times, Sunday Times (2012)As usual, there were jokes and one-liners. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She tends to be good at one-liners, but less inclined to intellectual conversation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He can't deliver a one-liner. The Sun (2009)He can crack a good one-liner, but his instinct is to open up the bonnet of a joke and see what interests him inside it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Much of the credit for us not getting bored of this show after ten years is down to the pair's slapstick comedy links and one-liners. The Sun (2012)
Trends of 'one-liner'
Used Rarely. one-liner is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Definition of one-liner from the Collins English Dictionary
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