by·​line | \ ˈbī-ˌlīn How to pronounce byline (audio) \

Definition of byline

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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


bylined; bylining; bylines

Definition of byline (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to write (an article) under a byline

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byliner \ ˈbī-​ˌlī-​nər How to pronounce byliner (audio) \ noun

Examples of byline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun During that period, Macias's byline appeared on several online CNBC stories about the development, testing and deployment of new weapons systems by the Chinese and Russian militaries. Anchorage Daily News, "Defense Intelligence Agency employee charged with leaking classified information," 10 Oct. 2019 As play resumed, Blanco remained down at the byline. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "Giovanni Savarese says Portland Timbers are battling fatigue: ‘It’s been a long year and they look tired’," 24 Sep. 2019 To highlight earlier experiences without presenting too much information, consider the byline technique. Dear Sam | Expert Resume, al, "How to build an engaging resume before applying for your dream job," 15 Nov. 2019 That lucky break paved the way for Danny Goldberg to hop in a limo with one of the soon-to-be-legendary event's publicists for the ride to Max Yasgur's farm for three days of peace, music and his first major byline. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Veteran Exec Danny Goldberg Talks Covering Woodstock for Billboard as 19 Year-Old: 'I Had That Insane Confidence of Youth'," 16 Aug. 2019 This does not deter George, who attempts to win Emily’s love by promising to get her poem, byline included, published in the college magazine. Kristin Vartan,, "The Dickinson recap binge guide: Episodes 1-10," 11 Nov. 2019 The writer plans to publish under the byline Anonymous again., "Justice Department asks for identifying details on anonymous op-ed author - The Boston Globe," 5 Nov. 2019 This gives me the opportunity to help the women of my community see their work and their byline someplace other than their blogs, which is huge. al, "Javacia Bowser partners with Reckon Women to elevate womens’ voices," 4 Sep. 2019 But my byline, Sharon Turco back then, was right there on the front page some days. Sharon Coolidge,, "Goodbye Vindicator. You're a part of me and you mattered.," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of byline


1916, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of byline was in 1916

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11 Jan 2020

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“Byline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of byline

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

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