Definition of cutline in English:

cutline

noun

  • 1North American The caption to a photograph or other illustration.

    ‘the cutline submitted by the photographer accurately described the event’
    • ‘For those of you who missed it, here are some quick headlines and cutlines.’
    • ‘If the surface elements (headlines, cutlines, visuals) speak clearly to them, readers will have a head start on the text.’
    • ‘And reporters who suggest cutlines get pictures that match their body text.’
    • ‘His connection to UW was touted in headlines, cutlines and article text.’
    • ‘The reporter visitors will probably write headlines and cutlines at first, equipping them to suggest them later.’
    • ‘We have seen cutlines and statements by the administration and others talking about London terrorized, terror in London.’
    • ‘Here's the editor of the paper making sure every word of a cutline or a drop head was right, not just the main headline or the lede.’
    • ‘Clip and label an example of each of the following: index, byline, cutline, dateline, and headline.’
    • ‘It is joyous stuff, evoking for me not only happy days of yore in Len's studio but also shoring up my belief that Len's cutlines (captions, you'd say) were masterpieces of the English language.’
    • ‘Beyond that, maybe some of these ideas might help in writing cutlines.’
    • ‘The cutline (photo caption) reads: ‘Paul Martin dips his feet into the Pacific Ocean in Vancouver on Sunday.’’
    • ‘If you're not going to give away the news in your lead, don't give it away in the headline or front-page photo cutline either.’
    • ‘‘Take a break from the kitchen’ reads the cutline on the brochure of a seaside resort near Kovalam that is planning an Onam holiday extravaganza.’
    • ‘The cutline explains that Tiger Woods is practicing for a major tournament.’
    • ‘And when it came to the final presentation, there was Carroll - rewriting leads, headlines, subheads, and cutlines.’
    • ‘They write the elements most readers read first: headlines, cutlines, blurbs.’
    • ‘If you do send in clips, I'll be looking at headlines, cutlines, weird indents (I hope I don't run across too many), cropping, teases and just about anything else on the page that involves detail work.’
    • ‘Double-check the wording and information in any graphic or cutline that goes with your editorial.’
    • ‘Anyway, another credit shows her gesturing to some candles; the cutline says ‘Performing a ritual for the internet cybercast Halloween weekend.’’
    • ‘When feasible, include in the cutline an explanation of any special effects used in creating the photo illustration, especially if it aids the viewer's understanding of the photo.’
  • 2(in squash) the line above which a served ball must strike the front wall.

Pronunciation

cutline

/ˈkʌtlʌɪn/