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byline

noun by·line \ ˈbī-ˌlīn \
|Updated on: 9 Aug 2018

Definition of byline

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

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First Known Use of byline

1916

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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byline

verb

Definition of byline

bylined; bylining; bylines
: to write (an article) under a byline

byliner

play \-ˌlī-nər\ noun

First Known Use of byline

1938

in the meaning defined above

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BYLINE Defined for English Language Learners

byline

Definition of byline for English Language Learners

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



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