lead story


: the first and most important story
His arrest was the lead story on the evening news.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Digital editorial is a mix of short-lead and long-lead story creation. Travel + Leisure Editors, Travel + Leisure, 6 Apr. 2023

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“Lead story.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lead%20story. Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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