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English definition of “headline”


verb [I/T] (PERFORM)   /ˈhed·lɑɪn/
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 .
(Definition of headline verb (PERFORM) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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