sub·​head·​ing ˈsəb-ˌhe-diŋ How to pronounce subheading (audio)

Examples of subheading in a Sentence

The newspaper headline read “House burns down on Elm Street” with the subheading “Arson suspected.” You can find the chart in the “Financial Matters” chapter under the subheading “Mortgages and Loans.”
Recent Examples on the Web Incumbents are listed in the bolded subheading alongside their district number. Rachel Smith, The Courier-Journal, 10 Jan. 2024 The subheading on that book is A Biomythography by Audre Lorde. Vulture, 31 Jan. 2024 Click on any of their articles, which are short and organized by bullet points with bold subheadings. April Rudin, Forbes, 17 July 2023 In other indexes to large editions, the entries for the central characters often degenerate simply into long lists of subheadings, each followed by an offputtingly long run of page numbers. Lauren Kane, The New York Review of Books, 17 June 2023 The bottom line is that, for this subheading, Betteridge's law definitely applies. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 30 Sep. 2022 That is the subheading. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 29 Aug. 2022 The error was repeated in a subheading. New York Times, 19 Oct. 2021 The subheading really is not. Tom Yulsman, Discover Magazine, 6 Dec. 2014

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subheading was in 1842

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“Subheading.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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sub·​head·​ing ˈsəb-ˌhed-iŋ How to pronounce subheading (audio)

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