Top billing
Top billing Top" bil*ling, n. the most prominent place in an advertisement or program for a theatrical performance, movie, fundraising affair, etc.; the place where the star's name usually is located. [PJC]

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  • top billing — noun the advertisement of a star s name at the top of a theatrical poster • Hypernyms: ↑ad, ↑advertisement, ↑advertizement, ↑advertising, ↑advertizing, ↑advert • Part Holonyms: ↑show bill, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • top billing — noun Date: 1945 1. prominent emphasis, featuring, or advertising 2. the position at the top of a theatrical bill usually featuring the star s name …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • top billing — Theat. the first or most prominent position in a list of actors or entertainers, as on a marquee or screen. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • Billing (filmmaking) — Billing is a film term denoting the amount and order in which film credits information is presented in advertising materials and within the film itself. Information given in billing usually consists of the actors appearing in the movie, the… …   Wikipedia

  • billing — 1875, announcement on a bill or poster, from BILL (Cf. bill) (v.); hence top billing (1928). Meaning act of sending out a bill is recorded from 1908 …   Etymology dictionary

  • billing — n. prominence in advertising, promotion top billing (to get top billing) * * * [ bɪlɪŋ] [ prominence in advertising, promotion ] top billing (to get top billing) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • billing —   the placement or display of names of actors, directors, and producers for a movie in publicity materials, opening (or closing) film credits, and on theatre marquees. A person s status is indicated by the size, relative position, and placement… …   Glossary of cinematic terms

  • billing — bill|ing [ bılıŋ ] noun uncount 1. ) the way in which a performer or an event is advertised, especially the importance that is given to them: a game that lived up to its billing as the game of the season top/star/second/equal billing: I got top… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • billing — UK [ˈbɪlɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable] 1) the way in which a performer or an event is advertised, especially the importance that is given to them a game that lived up to its billing as the game of the season top/star/second/equal billing: I got top… …   English dictionary

  • billing — bill•ing [[t]ˈbɪl ɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) sbz the listing of the name of a performer, act, or the like, on a marquee, poster, handbill, etc., esp. in regard to prominence: got top billing[/ex] 2) advertising; publicity: Advance billing made the show a… …   From formal English to slang

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