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headline

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noun head·line \-ˌlīn\

Definition of headline

  1. 1 :  words set at the head of a passage or page to introduce or categorize

  2. 2 a :  a head of a newspaper story or article usually printed in large type and giving the gist of the story or article that follows b plural :  front-page news <the scandal made headlines>

Examples of headline in a sentence

  1. The story of his arrest appeared beneath the headline Caught!.

  2. She only had time to scan the headlines before she had to rush out the door.

  3. Surprising developments have kept the murder investigation in the headlines for several weeks.

  4. She has grabbed the headlines by making public accusations of corruption within the government.

1824

First Known Use of headline

1824


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headline

verb head·line

Definition of headline

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to provide with a headline

  3. 2 :  to publicize highly

  4. 3 :  to be engaged as a leading performer in (a show)

Examples of headline in a sentence

  1. The band is headlining the music festival.

1891

First Known Use of headline

1891


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headline

adjective head·line

Definition of headline

  1. :  deserving mention in a headline :  very noteworthy <the headline abduction of a diplomat>

1939

First Known Use of headline

1939



HEADLINE Defined for English Language Learners

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headline

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noun head·line \-ˌlīn\

Definition of headline for English Language Learners

  • : the title written in large letters over a story in a newspaper

  • headlines : the major news stories reported in newspapers, magazines, or television news programs


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headline

verb head·line

Definition of headline for English Language Learners

  • : to provide (a newspaper story) with a headline

  • : to be the main performer in (a show or concert)


HEADLINE Defined for Kids

headline

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noun head·line \ˈhed-ˌlīn\

Definition of headline for Students

  1. :  a title of an article in a newspaper



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