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A performer or a group of performers who receives prominent billing, usually appearing as the final act in a performance.


(Theatre) a performer given prominent billing; star


(ˈhɛdˌlaɪ nər)

a performer whose name appears most prominently in a program or on a marquee; star.
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Noun1.headliner - a performer who receives prominent billing
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience


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