sub·​head | \ ˈsəb-ˌhed How to pronounce subhead (audio) \

Definition of subhead

1 : a heading of a subdivision (as in an outline)
2 : a subordinate caption, title, or headline

Examples of subhead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Oooh, that's a Cult reference for your latest subhead. Dalton Ross,, 16 Dec. 2021 The claim in the subhead, which says early tax reporting shows low-income men spent most of their money on NFTs in 2021, is also wrong. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 23 Nov. 2021 And William Kennard wrote the honorable-mentions subhead. Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2021 Jeff Contompasis and William Kennard sent the honorable-mentions subhead. Washington Post, 15 July 2021 The headline for this week’s results is by Jon Ketzner; Chris Doyle wrote the honorable-mentions subhead. Washington Post, 20 May 2021 This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Mission Barns in the subhead and the amount of venture capital the company has raised so far. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 7 Apr. 2021 The paragraphs that followed that subhead also followed suit. Frank Bruni, Star Tribune, 22 Feb. 2021 The subhead in particular uses poor grammar throughout, inconsistent with a news operation on the scale of Fox Business Network. Eric Litke, USA TODAY, 11 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of subhead

1672, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of subhead was in 1672

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“Subhead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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sub·​head | \ ˈsəb-ˌhed How to pronounce subhead (audio) \

Kids Definition of subhead

: a heading under which one of the divisions of a subject is listed

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