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(in a magazine or newspaper) an excerpted line or phrase, in a larger or display typeface, run at the top of a page or in a mid-column box to draw attention to the text of the article or story from which it is quoted; blurb.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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