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headlines (ˈhɛdlaɪnz) 


plural noun

  1. See the headlines

headline (ˈhɛdˌlaɪn Pronunciation for headline



  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'

Banner headlines announced the "liberation" of Venezuela last Friday.
Irish Times (2002)
Catastrophic avalanches that engulfed villages have hit the headlines in recent weeks.
New Scientist (1999)
Do we need more coverage of an obscure leadership candidate who has to compete with Elsie Wayne's sweater for headlines ?
Globe and Mail (2003)
Hanson, who made headlines in the late 1990s by advocating a ban on Asian immigration, has barely featured in the campaign.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
In the morning, light came with the newspaper headlines blaring German victories in Poland, Russian retreats.
Appiganesi, Lisa Dreams of Innocence
It has become normal to see banner headlines in mass-circulation dailies, announcing some imminent plot change in Dallas or EastEnders.
De Jong, Nicholas (ed) Bedside Guardian 38
Make elegant headlines in these seasonal expressions of the milliner's art
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Scanning its headlines , he was surprised or otherwise to find that General `Gus" Stalinbrass had been assassinated.
Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life
This chap called Schumacher who's making all the headlines.
Dobbs, Michael Wall Games


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