[ kahy-ron ]

  1. a text-based graphic overlay displayed at the bottom of a television screen or film frame, as closed captioning or the crawl of a newscast.

verb (used with object)
  1. to display (information) in overlaid text at the bottom of a screen: The network prematurely chyroned what they believed to be final election results and had to issue a correction shortly thereafter.

Origin of chyron

First recorded in 1975–80; after Chyron Corporation, the manufacturer of a broadcast graphics generator

Words Nearby chyron Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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