scarehead
noun Date: 1887 a big, sensational, or alarming newspaper headline

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • scarehead — ☆ scarehead [sker′hed΄ ] n. Informal SCREAMER …   English World dictionary

  • scarehead — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: scare (III) + head : an extraordinarily large or sensational newspaper headline; especially : one designed to arouse anxiety II. transitive verb : to provide (a news story) with a scarehead * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • scarehead — /skair hed /, n. a headline in exceptionally large type. Cf. screamer (def. 4). [1885 90; SCARE + HEAD] * * * …   Universalium

  • scarehead — Synonyms and related words: banner, banner head, caption, drop head, dropline, epigraph, hanger, head, heading, headline, jump head, legend, motto, overline, rubric, running head, running title, screamer, spread, spreadhead, streamer, subhead,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • scarehead — n. sensational or worrisome newspaper headline; headline in unusually large type …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • screamer — /skree meuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that screams. 2. Informal. something or someone causing screams of excitement, laughter, or the like. 3. Print. Slang. an exclamation point. 4. Journalism. a. a sensational headline. b. banner (def. 7). Cf.… …   Universalium

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  • caption — Synonyms and related words: banner, banner head, drop head, dropline, epigraph, hanger, head, head up, heading, headline, jump head, legend, motto, overline, rubric, running head, running title, scarehead, screamer, spread, spreadhead, streamer,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • epigraph — Synonyms and related words: banner, banner head, caption, catchword, device, drop head, dropline, epithet, hanger, head, heading, headline, initialing, inscription, jump head, legend, lettering, motto, overline, rubric, running head, running… …   Moby Thesaurus

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