headline

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
  1. noun
    the heading or caption of a newspaper article
    synonyms: newspaper headline
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    types:
    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
    screamer
    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
  2. verb
    provide (a newspaper page or a story) with a headline
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    type of:
    furnish, provide, render, supply
    give something useful or necessary to
  3. verb
    publicize widely or highly, as if with a headline
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    type of:
    advertise, advertize, publicise, publicize
    call attention to
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