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byline

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noun by·line \ˈbī-ˌlīn\

Simple Definition of byline

  • : a line at the beginning of a newspaper or magazine article that gives the writer's name

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of byline

  1. 1 :  a secondary line :  sideline

  2. 2 :  a line at the beginning of a news story, magazine article, or book giving the writer's name

1916

First Known Use of byline

1916


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byline

verb by·line

Definition of byline

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to write (an article) under a byline

byliner

play \-ˌlī-nər\ noun


1938

First Known Use of byline

1938


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