Place:Lede, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium

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NameLede
TypeMunicipality
Coordinates50.967°N 3.983°E
Located inOost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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A lead, or lede, paragraph in literature is the opening paragraph of an article, essay, news story or book chapter. Often called the lead, it usually occurs together with the headline or title. It precedes the main body of the article, and it gives the reader the main idea of the story. In both spellings, the word rhymes with the word need.[1]

In the journalism industry, particularly in the United States (see News style), the term is spelled "lede". The alternative spelling was invented to differentiate it from the metal lead (pronounced led), which was used in hot metal typesetting. This spelling is absent from almost all print dictionaries, though it has recently begun to appear in some online US dictionaries such as Merriam-Webster.com (though not in any of their print versions) and TheFreeDictionary.com.

In journalism, the lede paragraph should not be confused with the standfirst (UK), rider, kicker, bank head(line), or subhead (US). These terms refer to an introductory or summary line or brief paragraph, located immediately above or below the headline, and typographically distinct from the body of the article.

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