top billing


Definition of top billing

1 : prominent emphasis, featuring, or advertising
2 : the position at the top of a theatrical bill usually featuring the star's name

Examples of top billing in a Sentence

despite being of epic proportions, the African famine rarely received top billing in the American press
Recent Examples on the Web Parton and Doja Cat make guest appearances in the forthcoming production, Taco Bell said, and Kunda somehow gets top billing. Nardine Saadstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2022 The global childhood-obesity epidemic gets top billing in Fitbit’s press release for the Ace 2. Ryan Van Bibber, Outside Online, 5 Dec. 2020 Marquee races like the Ohio senatorial and gubernatorial races get top billing, but there were a handful of other notable results from last night as well. Ben Kamisar, NBC News, 4 May 2022 All this stuff shares top billing with the artwork, astonishing paintings, drawings and sculptures from throughout his life. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 17 Apr. 2022 Reynolds, the frontman for the band Imagine Dragons, will share top billing with two national acts that also emerged from the Provo club scene: The all-female indie-pop band The Aces, and the pop-rock quartet Neon Trees. Palak Jayswal, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Mar. 2022 Bands and singers that didn't get top billing, but may grow into headlining spots in the future, provided some of the most thrilling moments of this year's festival. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 11 Apr. 2022 But love got top billing, as Leia Sigler, the festival’s creator and its first (unofficial) bride, intended. New York Times, 8 Apr. 2022 When Trump takes the stage for his next rally Saturday night in North Carolina, top billing will go to a unique group of candidates whose endorsements by Trump have roiled local and national politics. Jonathan Karl, ABC News, 8 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of top billing

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of top billing was in 1945

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Last Updated

23 May 2022

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

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