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

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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 No results came up after a search of the subheading as well. Mckenzie Sadeghi, USA TODAY, 4 July 2020 Correction posted July 31, 2014 The original subheading for this story misidentified which grove of sequoias the fire is nearing. The Christian Science Monitor, 4 Mar. 2019 And because of an editing error, a subheading miscalculated the height of the space station. Sheila Marikar, New York Times, 9 June 2018 The menu consists mostly of small to medium plates, all but a handful priced less than $20, grouped under vegetable, seafood and meat subheadings. Phil Vettel,, 14 Aug. 2017 FRONT PAGE A subheading on Saturday with an article about conservative nationalist groups that are injecting violence into street demonstrations across the country referred incorrectly to the makeup of such groups. New York Times, 5 June 2017 This story has 1,028 words in it, including subheadings. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, 10 May 2017 The hgroup tag was intended to be a way to group h1-h6 tags, for example a header and a subheading, but the semantics behind the tag mean that only the first header in an hgroup is visible to any accessibility API. Scott Gilbertson, WIRED, 11 Apr. 2013 Some wineries — among them Apothic and Menage a Trois — sell multiple versions, based less on the bottle’s contents than on a mood, with subheadings such as Dark, Velvet, Midnight and Silky. Patrick Comiskey,, 15 June 2017

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First Known Use of subheading

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subheading was in 1842

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“Subheading.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of subheading

: an additional headline or title that comes immediately after the main headline or title
: a title given to one of the parts or divisions of a piece of writing


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