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headline

head·line

headline

 
 
pronunciation:
hed laIn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: the title to a newspaper article that tells what the article is about. The headline for the most important news is in the largest type on the front page of the paper.
The headline on the sports page was "Spain Wins World Cup."
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: headlined, headlines, headlining
definition: to be the most important as a performer at; be the main attraction of.
Of the four bands that were going to play, the most popular one headlined the event.
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