cap·​tion·​er | \ ˈkap-shə-nər How to pronounce captioner (audio) \
plural captioners

Definition of captioner

: a person who writes captions especially : a person who provides the captions used in closed captioning The captioner strokes the steno keys while listening to the live broadcast, transcribing the broadcast accurately while inserting correct punctuation and other symbols. Ferguson's Careers In Focus, 2009

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1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Captioner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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