A headline is the title of a newspaper story. You'll know the headline, because it's printed in the largest font on the front of the paper.

Printed newspapers have headlines, and online journals, magazines, and newspapers also use headlines. A headline is the title of a story in the paper, and it's usually easy to spot by its large, bold letters. Sometimes television and radio news also use the word headline to mean the biggest, most important news stories of the day. The word was originally a printer's term for the title and page number, and by 1890 it meant "newspaper title."

Definitions of headline

n the heading or caption of a newspaper article

newspaper headline
drop line, dropline, stagger head, staggered head, stephead, stepped line
a headline with the top line flush left and succeeding lines indented to the right
a sensational newspaper headline
banner, streamer
a newspaper headline that runs across the full page
Type of:
head, header, heading
a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about

v provide (a newspaper page or a story) with a headline

Type of:
furnish, provide, render, supply
give something useful or necessary to

v publicize widely or highly, as if with a headline

Type of:
advertise, advertize, publicise, publicize
call attention to

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