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 headlining
We have Maya Rudolph, rather than, say, Tina Fey, headlining an attempt to revive the television variety show.How Barack and Michelle Have Normalized Black Prominence|John McWhorter|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Albert spent three years on the road, headlining in small clubs and opening for rock stars like Neil Diamond in larger halls.The Stacks: The Inimitable Albert Brooks Caught at the Dawn of His Movie Career|Paul Slansky|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Scott brothers are currently headlining three shows, all of them with stellar ratings.The ‘Property Brothers’ Are Reality Television’s Crack Cocaine|Itay Hod|September 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Basically we came back and we were packing out venues and we were headlining over all the bands.Meet Saint Laurent's New Muses, Wyatt and Fletcher Shears|Erin Cunningham|August 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
- 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.