headliner

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noun head·lin·er \ˈhed-ˌlī-nər\

Definition of headliner

  1. 1 :  the principal performer in a show :  star; broadly :  personality 4b

  2. 2 :  fabric covering the inside of the roof of an automobile

Examples of headliner in a sentence

  1. He was the headliner at a local night club.

  2. a headliner on variety shows in the early days of TV

1896

First Known Use of headliner

1896


HEADLINER Defined for English Language Learners

headliner

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noun head·lin·er \ˈhed-ˌlī-nər\

Definition of headliner for English Language Learners

  • : the main performer in a show or concert



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