headliner

noun
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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Synonyms for headliner

Synonyms

lead, principal, star

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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

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Arguably Oregon’s top remaining uncommitted target, five-star linebacker Noah Sewell, is the headliner of the group. Andrew Nemec | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Noah Sewell, Keith Brown, 2 elite linebackers, arrive in Eugene for Oregon Ducks visit," 7 Sep. 2019 Thomas Ochonicki of Morton Grove, the parent of Theodore Ochonicki, 5, a kindergartner, sat along a picnic table with family in front of the bandshell featuring the headliner. Karie Angell Luc, chicagotribune.com, "Back to School Bash lets kids get energized in Morton Grove," 3 Sep. 2019 Jalen’s debut was the headliner here in Norman, Oklahoma, but perhaps more interesting to the home crowd of 84,534 was the performance of the defense for the better part of three quarters. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, "Jalen Hurts takes center stage for Oklahoma, college football," 2 Sep. 2019 This year Lawrence and the offense will be the headliner. Ralph D. Russo, baltimoresun.com, "Clemson ranked preseason No. 1 in AP Top 25 college football poll," 19 Aug. 2019 It was announced last week that Minaj would be the headliner at Jeddah World Fest at the King Abdullah Sports Stadium on July 18. Washington Post, "Human rights group asks Nicki Minaj to cancel performance in Saudi Arabia," 8 July 2019 But with newly minted MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo as the headliner, these Bucks have become a star draw across the country. Jeff Mcdonald, ExpressNews.com, "Nine can’t-miss games in the Spurs’ 2019-20 schedule," 12 Aug. 2019 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin was advertised as a Woodstock headliner. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Watch the 10 Most Memorable Performances at Woodstock," 9 Aug. 2019 With Biden as the headliner in Wednesday’s sequel, the dynamic could be reversed. Jennifer Epstein, Fortune, "Joe Biden Stakes Out Centrist Position on Immigration, Asylum Policy During Democratic Debate," 31 July 2019

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First Known Use of headliner

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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headliner

noun

English Language Learners Definition of headliner

: the main performer in a show or concert

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