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 subhead and photo caption announce a clear, succinct thesis, one that gets followed through in detail for the next few dozen pages.’
    • ‘The text bubbles with bullet points, subheads and one paragraph sections.’
    • ‘Do break up the copy into small, easy to read portions by using headings, subheadings and lists to break up the copy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘More times than not, he deletes the subheads for the finished piece.’
    • ‘Hunter was close to a genius at headlines and subheads for his pieces.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘Scan reading should be facilitated by using headings, subheadings, lists and paragraphs.’
    • ‘Content is then broken up by clear and useful topic headings and subheadings, and each chapter ends with an excellent summary.’
    • ‘The paper ran the piece under a subhead stating that ‘economic meltdown will require temporary nationalization of the country's banks.’’
    • ‘All pages should have clear headings, subheads, and short paragraphs.’
    • ‘John wrote the headline, the subheads, and the captions.’
    • ‘Writing headlines and subheads is not as dull as it sounds.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We recommend using an easy-to-read font for the majority of your text, but fancy fonts can be used for headings and subheadings.’
    • ‘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.’
    caption, inscription, dedication, motto, slogan, device, heading, head, title, wording, subtitle, subheading, rubric, colophon
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