[ klohzd-kap-shuhnd ]

  1. (of a television program, film, or video) distributed with synchronized transcription or translation of speech and written descriptions of other relevant audio elements, as for the hard of hearing, that are visible only when the option to display them is selected. Abbreviation: CC

Origin of closed-captioned

First recorded in 1975–80

Other words from closed-captioned

  • closed cap·tion·ing, noun

Words Nearby closed-captioned Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for closed-captioned


  1. (of a video recording) having subtitles which appear on screen only if the cassette is played through a special decoder

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