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[hed-lahy-ner] /ˈhɛdˌlaɪ nər/

a performer whose name appears most prominently in a program or advertisement or on a marquee; star.
a performer given prominent billing; star

1891, “one who writes newspaper headlines;” 1896 as “one who stars in a performance;” from headline + -er (1).


The main or chief performer; main attraction: She was the headliner last week at the Seven Seas (1896+ Show business)


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