A subheading is a title underneath the main title, or above a specific section of writing. Your teacher might add the subheading "A Fictionalized Memoir" to your essay, titled "My Amazing Life."

A heading is a main title, and a subheading is the text below that adds information about the headline, or that sets apart sections of an article or book. Subheadings are usually printed in type that's smaller than the heading but larger than the text that follows. Newspaper subheadings also sum up the main theme of each separate section or paragraph of a story. The headline "Catnapper Apprehended" might be followed by the subheading "A Case of Mistaken Identity."

Definitions of subheading
  1. noun
    a heading of a subdivision of a text
    synonyms: subhead
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    a general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work
    an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work
    caption, legend
    brief description accompanying an illustration
    secondary or explanatory title
    type of:
    head, header, heading
    a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
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