subheading

noun
sub·​head·​ing | \ˈsəb-ˌhe-diŋ \

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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.”

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And because of an editing error, a subheading miscalculated the height of the space station. Sheila Marikar, New York Times, "The Rich Are Planning to Leave This Wretched Planet," 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, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Proxi is a small-plates bazaar of international street food," 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, "Corrections: June 6, 2017," 5 June 2017 This story has 1,028 words in it, including subheadings. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "The Windows weakness no one mentions: Speech recognition," 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, "W3C Drops ‘hgroup’ Tag From HTML5 Spec," 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, latimes.com, "Why blending wine is one of the fastest growing trends in the industry," 15 June 2017

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First Known Use of subheading

1842, in the meaning defined above

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subheading

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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

subheading

noun
sub·​head·​ing | \ˈsəb-ˌhe-diŋ \

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