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Definition of headline noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] the title of a newspaper article printed in large letters, especially at the top of the front page They ran the story under the headline “Home at last!” The scandal was in the headlines for several days. headline news see also banner headline
  2. 2the headlines [plural] a short summary of the most important items of news, read at the beginning of a news program on the radio or television Do you mind if I listen to the headlines before we leave?
  3. Idioms
    grab/hit/make the headlines
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    to be an important item of news in newspapers or on the radio or television
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