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English definition of “headline”

headline

noun [C]     /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 → Compare bylineHeadlines and features in newspapers and magazinesProgrammes and other broadcasts bylineGrammar:Newspaper headlinesA newspaper headline is a very short summary of a news report. It normally appears in large letters above the report.See more
(Definition of headline noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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