or by-line

[ bahy-lahyn ]
/ ˈbaɪˌlaɪn /


a printed line of text accompanying a news story, article, or the like, giving the author's name.

verb (used with object), by·lined, by·lin·ing.

to accompany with a byline: Was the newspaper report bylined or was it anonymous?

Nearby words

Origin of byline

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; by- + line1

Related forms

un·by·lined, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for by-line



journalism a line under the title of a newspaper or magazine article giving the author's name
soccer another word for touchline

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