- a translation or transcription of spoken language in a television program, film, video, or video game, as of dialogue in a foreign language or speech that is audible but may not be easily understood, displayed as a graphic overlay on the lower part of the screen.
- caption (def. 3a).
- (in silent films) an intertitle or caption.
OTHER WORDS FROM subtitlesub·tit·u·lar [suhb-tich-uh-ler, -tit-yuh-], /sʌbˈtɪtʃ ə lər, -ˈtɪt yə-/, adjectiveun·sub·ti·tled, adjective
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This time, the puritan robot overlords that run the Play Store briefly decided that listing support for common subtitle files is enough to get your app banned.Google Play bans video app for standard “.ass” subtitle support|Ron Amadeo|January 26, 2021|Ars Technica
The developer says they "immediately filed an appeal" and today, the app is back up with the ASS subtitle listing still in the description.Google Play bans video app for standard “.ass” subtitle support|Ron Amadeo|January 26, 2021|Ars Technica
The subtitle of my article on Kurt Gödel’s infamous 1931 incompleteness theorems states that the theorems “destroyed the search for a mathematical theory of everything.”Our Favorite Comments of the Year|Thomas Lin|December 23, 2020|Quanta Magazine
I asked Glaeser to justify each of the claims in his book’s subtitle, that cities make us richer, smarter, greener, healthier, and happier.Is New York City Over? (Ep. 434)|Stephen J. Dubner|October 8, 2020|Freakonomics
On the web, you can click the Options link on the subtitles list to change the appearance of the subtitle text.Learn how to add closed captions to video calls, Netflix, and more|David Nield|August 28, 2020|Popular-Science
He answers in the subtitle: “Probably not—and government should stop bribing people to stay there.”The Rustbelt Roars Back From the Dead|Joel Kotkin, Richey Piiparinen|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The book is not, as the subtitle maternally suggests, about “Protecting the Heart of Christmas.”Sarah Palin Serves Up a Healthy Serving of Venom in Her Christmas Book|Michelle Cottle|November 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Its subtitle: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart.Colorado’s Strange Secession Vote|Michael Tomasky|November 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The disconnect points ironically to the subtitle of this book and the concept of liberalism.Anne Frank’s Amsterdam|Russell Shorto|October 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The subtitle says it all: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students Its Intended to Help and Why Universities Won't Admit It.Affirmative Action: Who Does it Help, Who Does it Hurt?|Megan McArdle|June 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If he look more closely, he will find a subtitle, “An Old Story,” but this confuses him still more.Browning and the Dramatic Monologue|S. S. Curry
In his subtitle Beughem makes clear what he intended to include in the Bibliotheca bibliothecarum.
As his subtitle indicates, he has included many books that are not bibliographies.
It is pragmatism as method which is emphasized, I take it, in the subtitle, "a new name for some old ways of thinking."Essays in Experimental Logic|John Dewey
The dateline of each letter, which is right justified in the original, is here presented as a subtitle to each header.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1|Elizabeth Bisland
British Dictionary definitions for subtitle
- a written translation superimposed on a film that has foreign dialogue
- explanatory text on a silent film