Entry from US English dictionary
The principal article in a newspaper or magazine.
- You take a break from flipping through the airline magazine's lead article about ‘Exciting Nebraska’ as a business destination.
- The newspaper ran the lead article with the stark title, ‘Med Schools: Four That Flunk.’
- The May 22 issue has an interesting lead article which forecasts trends in the 21st century.
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Syllabification: lead ar·ti·cle
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