Definition of HEADLINER

the person who has the most important role in a play, movie, or TV show <a headliner on variety shows in the early days of TV>
Related Words leading lady, leading man; superstar; ingenue (or ingénue), starlet; star turn [chiefly British]; coprincipal, costar
Near Antonyms extra, supernumerary

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