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subtitle

[ suhb-tahyt-l ]
/ ˈsʌbˌtaɪt l /
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noun
a secondary or subordinate title of a literary work, usually of explanatory character.
a repetition of the leading words in the full title of a book at the head of the first page of text.
Movies, Television, Digital Technology.
  1. 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.
  2. caption (def. 3a).
  3. (in silent films) an intertitle or caption.
verb (used with object), sub·ti·tled, sub·ti·tling.
to supply a subtitle or subtitles for.
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Origin of subtitle

First recorded in 1875–80; sub- + title

OTHER WORDS FROM subtitle

sub·tit·u·lar [suhb-tich-uh-ler, -tit-yuh-], /sʌbˈtɪtʃ ə lər, -ˈtɪt yə-/, adjectiveun·sub·ti·tled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subtitle

subtitle
/ (ˈsʌbˌtaɪtəl) /

noun
an additional subordinate title given to a literary or other work
Also called: caption (often plural) films
  1. a written translation superimposed on a film that has foreign dialogue
  2. explanatory text on a silent film
verb
(tr; usually passive) to provide a subtitle for

Derived forms of subtitle

subtitular (sʌbˈtɪtjʊlə, -ˈtɪtʃə-), adjective
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