- The definition of a headline is the title at the top of a newspaper article or a page in a book.
An example of a headline is the title of the day's most important news story, printed in large type.
- Headline is defined as to provide a title, or to be the lead performer.
- An example of headline is to give the day's hottest news item a title.
- An example of headline is for a famous television actor to appear in a Broadway production.
A newspaper with a frightening headline.
headline definition by Webster's New World
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- a line at the top of a page in a book, giving the running title, page number, etc.
- ☆ a line or lines, usually in larger type, at the top of a newspaper article, giving a short statement of its contents
- an important item of news
headline definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The title or caption of a newspaper article, usually set in large type.
- An important or sensational piece of news. Often used in the plural.
- A line at the head of a page or passage giving information such as the title, author, and page number.
- To supply (a page or passage) with a headline.
- a. To present or promote as a headliner: The Palace Theater headlines a magician.b. To serve as the headliner of: He headlines the bill.