Meaning of “headline” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈhedlaɪn/

B1 [ C ] the title of a newspaper story that is printed in large letters above it:

a front-page headline
the headlines

B2 the main stories in newspapers, on television, etc:

The story hit the headlines the very next day.

(Definition of “headline” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)