1 noun
Related topics: Newspapers, Publishing
head‧line1 S3 [countable]
1TCN the title of a newspaper report, which is printed in large letters above the report:
a paper carrying the front-page headline: 'Space Aliens meet with President'

the headlines

the important points of the main news stories that are read at the beginning of a news programme on radio or television

make/grab (the) headlines

also be in/hit the headlines to be reported in many newspapers and on radio and television:
a scandal that grabbed the headlines for weeks
The former MP found himself back in the headlines again.
WORD FOCUS: newspaper WORD FOCUS: newspaper
the press newspapers in general
the media
newspaper, TV, and radio
a newspaper that does not contain much serious news, and mainly has short articles and photographs
British English/quality paper American English a newspaper that mostly contains reports about serious news
/reporter someone whose job is writing articles for newspapers
the title of a newspaper report, written in big letters
a piece of writing about something in a newspaper
an article that appears regularly in a newspaper, in which someone writes about their opinions
a piece of writing in which the newspaper gives its comments on recent events
the front page
(which has the main news stories)
the back page
(which has the less important news, and news about sport)
the sports/television/fashion/arts etc page

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