Definition of news headline in English:

news headline


  • 1A heading at the top of an article or page in a newspaper or magazine.

    ‘the news headline reads: ‘relief aid hampered by weather’’
    • ‘In those four seconds before turning the page, people first look at the news headlines.’
    • ‘A news headline proclaimed: 'Researchers clone monkey by splitting embryo'.’
    • ‘I skim the news headlines and photo captions and consider myself informed if uninvolved.’
    • ‘Each news headline includes the publisher's name.’
    • ‘I can read the news headlines, and then click on the article I want.’
    • ‘The home page incorporates a search box, and a news headline feed.’
    • ‘Without a subscription, you can read all the news headlines but not the stories.’
    • ‘I had to read that news headline about nine times just to determine what they were trying to say.’
    • ‘The news headline could have been taken straight from a press release.’
    • ‘You can you pull in news headlines from a wide variety of sites.’
    • ‘He took that headline, blew it up, and put it on the top of the front page as if it were a news headline.’
    • ‘'Early Man walked on all fours' proclaims one news headline.’
    1. 1.1the news headlines The most important or prominent items of news in a newspaper or a broadcast news bulletin.
      ‘the arrest made the news headlines’
      • ‘The issue has been with us for over 30 years but never has it dominated the news headlines day after day as it is doing now.’
      • ‘He struggled to contain a coughing fit after he realised his blunder and then compounded it by giggling through the news headlines.’
      • ‘As the news headlines of the past two weeks have shown, terrible things can happen to big companies.’
      • ‘The rally was to remind people that opposing war and occupation is just as important now as when it isn't in the news headlines every day.’
      • ‘As the news headlines over the last 18 months testify, the country's major economic crisis has come to a head.’
      • ‘I watch the news headlines every day and might catch parts of programmes during meals.’
      • ‘They hit the news headlines earlier in the year due to their meat plant involvement in the foot and mouth scare.’
      • ‘The same story was included in the news headlines on television.’
      • ‘His face was everywhere—on the covers of all the newspapers and magazines, on billboards, and in the news headlines on the television.’
      • ‘The story finally hit the news headlines.’