Definition of 'punchline'
Example sentences containing 'punchline'
It's like a joke with no punchline.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Don't include them unless you know your audience and have the confidence to deliver the punchline effectively.Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2009) The Times Literary Supplement (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2014)
For 29 per cent of people who experience it, a great joke can end in a less than funny punchline.The Sun (2015)
Definition of punchline from the Collins English Dictionary
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