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action line

ac·tion line
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-shuh n lahyn]
    • /ˈæk ʃən laɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-shuh n lahyn]
    • /ˈæk ʃən laɪn/

Definition of action line words

  • noun action line a telephone line maintained by a newspaper, television station, or other medium to provide the public a ready means of expressing complaints or obtaining information about matters of vital interest. 1

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Origin of action line

First appearance:

before 1970
One of the 2% newest English words
First recorded in 1970-75

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Parts of speech for Action line

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

action line popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 43% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

action line usage trend in Literature

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