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[ hed-lahy-ner ]


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


/ ˈhɛdˌlaɪnə /


  1. a performer given prominent billing; star

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Word History and Origins

Origin of headliner1

First recorded in 1890–95; headline + -er 1

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Example Sentences

While the headliners were no surprise, there were some unexpected developments in the first ballot.

They began working together as teenagers and ended up as headliners at their own 1,500-seat theater at the Mirage hotel in Las Vegas.

New York was one of the few teams with meaningful cap space this summer, but it had no luck with headliners such as Fred VanVleet and Hayward.

The long, athletic forward was ranked 101st in the country by recruiting site 247Sports as the headliner of Georgetown’s class, which the site ranked 53rd.

The headliner will likely be the iPhone 12 with its new 5G compatibility, but this is one of Apple’s biggest events of the year, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few more announcements on the hardware front.

He was the headliner at the hotel that evening, and allegedly offered her a ticket to his show.

The company also co-sponsored a concert with 2Chainz as headliner and partnered with

He played a few songs to warm up the crowd for the headliner, Odetta, the queen of American folk music.

Last year, when I interviewed Miss Piggy, the experience was on par to talking to a cross-dressing headliner on Fire Island.

But Wood was the headliner—and with her level of stage-presence, the other nervous toddlers felt a little like filler.

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?

The chills were running up and down my spine in our cold apartment, but this headliner froze me stiff.

They called Eric from private life to be headliner in their vaudeville.

Eight meetings announced him as headliner, with Cooper Union as the climax.

He was only nineteen when he joined the club and was a headliner from the start.


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