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headlinenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhed.laɪn/
B1 a line of words printed in large letters as the title of a story in a newspaper, or the main points of the news that are broadcast on television or radio: The news of his death was splashed in headlines across all the newspapers. the eight o'clock headlines
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headlineverb [T + obj + noun ]

uk   us   /ˈhed.laɪn/
to have something as a headline or as the main story: The story was headlined "Killer dogs on the loose". to be the main performer at an entertainment event: The band's headlining appearance at the festival could be their last.

headlineadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈhed.laɪn/
a headline amount, number, or rate is the most important one or the one that people notice most: The credit card company will cut its headline rate of interest to 19.9 percent. The headline figure of 3.6 percent isn't as bad as it looks if you exclude the effects of oil prices.
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