captioner

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of captioner was in 1936

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“Captioner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/captioner. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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