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Definition of "byline" []

  • A line at the head of a newspaper or magazine article carrying the writer's name. (noun)
  • To publish (a newspaper or magazine article) under a byline. (verb-transitive)
  • A line under the title of a newspaper or magazine article giving the author's name (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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Use "byline" in a sentence
  • "The term byline is derived from the verb byl (it was), and etymologically signifies the recital of that which happened in times gone by."
  • "For me, the byline is the most satisfactory aspect of the writing life."
  • "Another reason many ghost writers are not on the byline is because of contractual agreements."