headliner

noun head·lin·er \ ˈhed-ˌlī-nər \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of headliner

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

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First Known Use of headliner

1896

headliner Synonyms

Synonyms
star, lead, principal
Related Words
leading lady, leading man; superstar; ingenue (or ingénue), starlet; star turn [chiefly British]; coprincipal, costar
Near Antonyms
extra, supernumerary

HEADLINER Defined for English Language Learners

headliner

noun

Definition of headliner for English Language Learners

  • : the main performer in a show or concert



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