a short summary serving as an introduction to a news story, article, or other copy.
the main and often most important news story.
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How to use lede in a sentence
At the same time, we asked a group of ordinary people on the website Amazon Mechanical Turk to rate the accuracy of just the headline and lede of those articles without doing any additional research.How the Wisdom of Crowds Could Solve Facebook's Fact-Checking Problem | Jennifer Allen and David Rand | December 6, 2021 | Time
Bracy talked about learning from Jack about how to write a wire story on deadline, how he always knew just what detail to put into the lede.Philadelphia says goodbye to an icon, and the Palestra will never feel the same | John Feinstein | November 6, 2020 | Washington Post
Either the Times buried the lede, or the perils of “oversharing” is the lede.
That can mean rewriting wire copy to put the part most embarrassing to Democrats in the lede.Joe Muto, ‘the Fox Mole,’ on His New Book, ‘An Atheist in the Foxhole’ | David Freedlander | June 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And another story today at the Jewish Press, under a credulous headline, admitted the story might not be right in its lede.How Israeli Government Officials Fueled A Conspiracy Website Story About Iran | Ali Gharib | January 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The buried lede in this intriguing story on how Tyrannosaurus Rex consumed its legendary prey?
Enrico Caruso, August 3, 1921--above the fold, the off-lede, as we call it, on the far left-hand column.
And lede e nether figure stonde still euer-more til ou haue ydo.The Earliest Arithmetics in English | Anonymous
That is openede thus; lede the rote of o quadrat into the rote of the oer quadrat, and an wolle e meene shew.The Earliest Arithmetics in English | Anonymous
The point of land near the house of lede, just below Drontheim.The Pre-Columbian Discovery of America by the Northmen | B. F. De Costa
Her bones were closid in lede, and withyn that bones were closyd yn lether.Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, Volume II (of 3) | Thomas Percy
Geta lede hrewic heldon, the Getas held the place of corpses (lay dead upon it), 1215; pret.Beowulf | Unknown