Definition of dateline in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdeɪtlʌɪn/


A line at the head of a dispatch or newspaper article showing the date and place of writing.
Example sentences
  • This incident is not ripped from today's headlines, but from newspapers with a 1976 dateline.
  • Because of tragic political violence or combat, Northern Ireland, Nigeria and Yugoslavia also were common datelines for the ten newspapers, and a natural disaster put Papua New Guinea in the headlines.
  • At least one editor said he uses datelines to tell readers where the news occurred, and he often puts datelines and bylines on stories in which the reporter remained back in the office and worked the phones.


[with object]
Mark (a dispatch or article) with a dateline.
Example sentences
  • But what is most interesting to me is that the article is an Associated Press dispatch, datelined Beirut.
  • I note that the article is datelined Fort Bragg; that should mean that Loven is actually there.
  • On February 28, 1998, an unsigned article, datelined Tallinn, appeared in The Economist.

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Line breaks: date|line

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