leading article

[ lee-ding ]
/ ˈli dɪŋ /

noun Journalism.

Also called leader. the most important or prominent news story in a newspaper.
British. leader (def. 5b).

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Origin of leading article

First recorded in 1800–10
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Example sentences from the Web for leading article

  • Do the leading-article writers of the Times rather care for the effect which is produced by their anonymity?

  • Well, Dr. Shrapnel is another, who writes in his own style, not the leading-article style or modern pulpit stuff.

British Dictionary definitions for leading article

leading article
/ (ˈliːdɪŋ) /

noun journalism

another term for leader (def. 6)
mainly US the article given most prominence in a magazine or newspaper
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