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Definitions of headlines

headlines  (ˈhɛdlaɪnz) 


plural noun

  1. See the headlines

headline  (ˈhɛdˌlaɪn



  1. Also called: head, heading
    1. a phrase at the top of a newspaper or magazine article indicating the subject of the article, usually in larger and heavier type
    2. a line at the top of a page indicating the title, page number, etc
  2. (usually plural) the main points of a television or radio news broadcast, read out before the full broadcast and summarized at the end
  3. See hit the headlines


  1. (transitive) to furnish (a story or page) with a headline
  2. to have top billing (in)


View thesaurus entry
= heading, title, caption, headline banner

Example Sentences Including 'headlines'

This chap called Schumacher who's making all the headlines.
Dobbs, Michael Wall Games
In the morning, light came with the newspaper headlines blaring German victories in Poland, Russian retreats.
Appiganesi, Lisa Dreams of Innocence
Scanning its headlines , he was surprised or otherwise to find that General `Gus" Stalinbrass had been assassinated.
Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life


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