an explanation or description accompanying a pictorial illustration <for the school yearbook, funny captions were written for snapshots showing a typical day at school>
a word or series of words often in larger letters placed at the beginning of a passage or at the top of a page in order to introduce or categorize <the textbook features cleverly worded captions to capture the reader's attention>
Seen & Heard
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