headline

Definitions

General English

Information & Library Science

  • noun the title at the top of a page in a book or the title of an article in a newspaper story
  • noun a spoken list of items to be covered in a radio or TV news bulletin

Marketing

  • noun the heading of an article or advertisement, which is set in much larger type than the rest

Media Studies

  • noun a title printed across a page or before a newspaper article, usually in larger heavier letters and indicating what follows it
  • noun the printed line at the top of a page of a book showing the page number and sometimes other information such as the title or the author’s name
  • verb to provide a page or story with a title
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