noun Also called head.
verb (used with object), head·lined, head·lin·ing.
verb (used without object), head·lined, head·lin·ing.
- heading sword,
- headline rate,
Origin of headline
Examples from the Web for headline
This same outlet worked the phrase “engagement to toyboy lover” into the headline of their article on Fry.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The disbelief was evident in article after article, with one conservative site using “President Pinocchio” in its headline.
In the latest Weekly Standard can be found an editorial under the headline “The Benghazi Whitewash.”
Aside from the obvious “Senate takeover” headline, there were plenty of other side stories worth noting, as well.
Back then, the Times described Kasich in a headline as “A Republican with rough edges.”
Gothic letter, Caxton's fourth font, forty lines to the page, with headline.
“Groan yourself,” said Mr. Mix, and put a trembling finger on the headline.Rope|Holworthy Hall
I'd rather write one good novel than all the headline stuff in the world.The Harbor|Ernest Poole
A daily paper, however, has revived them by the headline, "Cabinet leekage."
As he glanced over the morning paper, the headline caught his eyes.The Nation Behind Prison Bars|George L. Herr
- a phrase at the top of a newspaper or magazine article indicating the subject of the article, usually in larger and heavier type
- a line at the top of a page indicating the title, page number, etc
1670s, from head (n.) in sense "heading of a book or chapter" (c.1200) + line (n.). Originally a printers' term for the line at the top of a page containing the title and page number; used of newspapers from 1890, and transferred unthinkingly to broadcast media. Headlinese "language peculiar to headlines" is from 1927. Headlines "important news" is from 1908.