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headline

noun [C]  /ˈhed·lɑɪn/ us  

headline noun [C] (LARGE PRINT)

words printed in large letters at the top of a newspaper story that serve as its title

headline

verb

headline verb (PERFORM)

   /ˈhed·lɑɪn/ [I/T] to be the most famous or important performer or speaker to take part in an event: Since last year, she has headlined at least 32 fundraising events.

headline verb (PROVIDE WORDS AT TOP)

 /ˈhed·lɑɪn/ [T] to provide a newspaper story with a headline: She was judged fourth in a news story headlined: "New York's 100 Coolest People."
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