Definition of subheading in English:


(also subhead)


  • A heading given to a subsection of a piece of writing.

    ‘the page is broken up into short paragraphs with sub-headings’
    ‘this project falls under the sub-heading of ‘Skills and the Workforce’’
    • ‘The narrative form of headings and subheadings within each chapter provides an instant summary of the content, enabling a student to rapidly locate specific sections of interest.’
    • ‘Because reporters rarely write their own headlines and subheads, and all the trend-mongering takes place in the subhead of Hellmich's piece, we excuse her from any misconduct.’
    • ‘The paper ran the piece under a subhead stating that ‘economic meltdown will require temporary nationalization of the country's banks.’’
    • ‘More times than not, he deletes the subheads for the finished piece.’
    • ‘We recommend using an easy-to-read font for the majority of your text, but fancy fonts can be used for headings and subheadings.’
    • ‘Self also neglects to provide headings or subheads on the grounds that these were coined by sub-editors and were therefore not worthy of inclusion.’
    • ‘The subhead and photo caption announce a clear, succinct thesis, one that gets followed through in detail for the next few dozen pages.’
    • ‘Does your magazine like to use multiple, overlapping puns in their subheads that signal irreverence and a willingness to make nice to celebrities and their handlers?’
    • ‘Crossheads, or subheads as he calls them, aren't stuck into stories quixotically, nor are they really designed to be read as important parts of the copy.’
    • ‘Hunter was close to a genius at headlines and subheads for his pieces.’
    • ‘John wrote the headline, the subheads, and the captions.’
    • ‘Writing headlines and subheads is not as dull as it sounds.’
    • ‘Do break up the copy into small, easy to read portions by using headings, subheadings and lists to break up the copy.’
    • ‘Add popular keyword phrases in your article - When writing your article, make sure to include popular keyword phrases in your headline, subheads and summary of your article.’
    • ‘Content is then broken up by clear and useful topic headings and subheadings, and each chapter ends with an excellent summary.’
    • ‘The text bubbles with bullet points, subheads and one paragraph sections.’
    • ‘Instead of relying strictly on fancy graphics and animations, which often just slow surfers down, you should use meaningful headlines, subheads, and menus and other links.’
    • ‘Scan reading should be facilitated by using headings, subheadings, lists and paragraphs.’
    • ‘It also can help if the headings and subheadings of your site use keyword phrases that Web searchers might use when doing a Web search.’
    • ‘All pages should have clear headings, subheads, and short paragraphs.’
    caption, inscription, dedication, motto, slogan, device, heading, head, title, wording, subtitle, rubric, colophon
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