- a performer whose name appears most prominently in a program or advertisement or on a marquee; star.
Origin of headliner
Related Words for headlinerstar, personality, hero, name, celebrity, favorite, idol, superstar, artist, character, clown, player, villain, comedian, entertainer, performer, innovation, somebody, luminary, notable
Examples from the Web for headliner
Contemporary Examples of headliner
He was the headliner at the hotel that evening, and allegedly offered her a ticket to his show.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004
November 24, 2014
The company also co-sponsored a concert with 2Chainz as headliner and partnered with UniversityPrimetime.com.FinnaRage Wants You to Rage at Its Parties. So What if It Ends Up a Riot?
October 27, 2014
He played a few songs to warm up the crowd for the headliner, Odetta, the queen of American folk music.
But Wood was the headliner—and with her level of stage-presence, the other nervous toddlers felt a little like filler.Inside the Toddler Fashion Show
September 16, 2011
With one day left before kickoff, no headliner had been chosen.The Right Invades Washington
Samuel P. Jacobs, Shushannah Walshe
February 8, 2011
Historical Examples of headliner
They called Eric from private life to be headliner in their vaudeville.In a Little Town
He was only nineteen when he joined the club and was a headliner from the start.Pitching in a Pinch
Eight meetings announced him as headliner, with Cooper Union as the climax.The Dual Alliance
Marjorie Benton Cooke
Why must the headliner always be a talking or a singing person who tells you how much money he needs, or how much she is getting?Adventures in the Arts
The chills were running up and down my spine in our cold apartment, but this headliner froze me stiff.Germany in War Time
Mary Ethel McAuley
- a performer given prominent billing; star