[ hed-lahy-ner ]
/ ˈhɛdˌlaɪ nər /


a performer whose name appears most prominently in a program or advertisement or on a marquee; star.


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Origin of headliner

First recorded in 1890–95; headline + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for headliner

/ (ˈhɛdˌlaɪnə) /


a performer given prominent billing; star
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