headline Definition

a heading at the top of an article or page in a newspaper or magazine.

Using headline: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "headline" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The headline read 'Local Man Wins Lottery.'

  • Example

    The newspaper's headline was about the latest political scandal.

  • Example

    The headline on the website caught my attention.

headline Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for headline

Phrases with headline

  • make headlines

    to attract public attention and be featured in news articles or broadcasts


    The celebrity's latest scandal made headlines around the world.

  • grab/headline news

    news that is considered important enough to be featured prominently in newspapers, magazines, or other media


    The terrorist attack was headline news for weeks.

  • a headline that appears on the top half of the front page of a newspaper, where it is most visible and likely to be read


    The editor decided to put the most important story as the above the fold headline.


Summary: headline in Brief

A 'headline' [ˈhedlaɪn] is a title or heading at the top of an article or page in a newspaper or magazine. It is used to summarize the main point of the article and catch the reader's attention. Phrases like 'make headlines' and 'grab/headline news' refer to news that attracts public attention and is featured prominently in media outlets.

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