head·​lin·​er | \ ˈhed-ˌlī-nər How to pronounce headliner (audio) \

Definition of headliner

1 : the principal performer in a show : star broadly : personality sense 4b
2 : fabric covering the inside of the roof of an automobile

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Examples of headliner in a Sentence

He was the headliner at a local night club. a headliner on variety shows in the early days of TV
Recent Examples on the Web Many concert goes have traveled from all over the state to see today's performances, especially headliner Chris Stapleton. Olivia Evans, The Courier-Journal, 18 Sep. 2022 Other interior details include a microsuede steering wheel and headliner, carbon-fiber-look trim, and a bumpin' Harman Kardon sound system. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 15 Sep. 2022 According to Moffat, Red Not Chili Peppers’ biggest gig thus far was playing to nearly 10,000 people as the live music headliner at the Emirates Dubai 7s rugby tournament in December in United Arab Emirates. Jessi Virtusio, Chicago Tribune, 14 Sep. 2022 Beyond Tuesday’s headliner report on inflation at the consumer level, a report on Wednesday is expected to show inflation slowed at the wholesale level last month. Damian J. Troise, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Sep. 2022 The threat of lightning caused Death Cab for Cutie and Fogerty's sets to badly clash, forcing us to choose, and shaved 15 minutes off headliner Cage the Elephant's performance. Rory Appleton, The Indianapolis Star, 5 Sep. 2022 The most fun rumor, however, was that Kanye West – a one-time MIA headliner – was on the premises, hanging with Uzi Vert backstage, and set to perform a Sunday Services gospel-hop sermon the next day. Chris Willman, Variety, 5 Sep. 2022 Anyway, there’ll be plenty of big brains making big speeches but there is one headliner whose every word and gesture will be parsed ad nauseam by traders, analysts and, well, pretty much every econ reporter on the planet. Allison Morrow, CNN, 24 Aug. 2022 The right and left headliner plates may not be secured properly, which can result in the plates detaching in the event of a side curtain air bag deployment. Detroit Free Press, 12 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of headliner

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Sep 2022

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“Headliner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headliner. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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