1 an additional subordinate title given to a literary or other work
2 often pl (Also called)
a a written translation superimposed on a film that has foreign dialogue
b explanatory text on a silent film
3 tr; usually passive to provide a subtitle for
1 a title, brief explanation, or comment accompanying an illustration; legend
2 a heading, title, or headline of a chapter, article, etc.
3 graphic material, usually containing lettering, used in television presentation
4 another name for →
5 the formal heading of a legal document stating when, where, and on what authority it was taken or made
6 to provide with a caption or captions
(C14 (meaning: seizure, an arrest; later, heading of a legal document): from Latin captio a seizing, from capere to take)
n (Television) caption lettering that moves progressively up or across the picture, as for showing the credits at the end of a programme, (Often shortened to)
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