chy·​ron | \ ˈkī-ˌrän How to pronounce chyron (audio) \

Definition of chyron

: a caption superimposed over usually the lower part of a video image (as during a news broadcast) I sometimes fantasize about spending the rest of my life studying them. CNN and Fox News would then have me on whenever there was a major hummingbird story. The chyron would identify me as "Christopher Buckley—Hummingbird Authority."— Christopher Buckley

Examples of chyron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In June, Twitter and Facebook removed a manipulated video from Trump's accounts that showed a Black toddler running away from a white toddler and a fake CNN chyron suggesting that the baby was racist. NBC News, "Twitter removes video from Trump tweet after complaint from 'Electric Avenue' singer," 2 Sep. 2020 There wasn't a ticker or chyron; the stories had hardly any graphics; and there were some glitches. Richa Naik And John General, CNN, "CNN turns 40 today. Here's what it was like on Day One.," 1 June 2020 As the president and other administration officials spoke for nearly two hours on Fox News about the need to return to normalcy, a chyron tracking the death toll in the country ticked steadily up from 594 to 600. John Wagner, Brady Dennis, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump wants US economy ‘opened up and raring to go’ by Easter," 25 Mar. 2020 Footage of Barnes as a child is used in the film, as well as a chyron stating Barnes denies Jackson ever acted inappropriately to him. Colin Stutz, Billboard, "'Leaving Neverland' Filmmakers Refused to Remove Brett Barnes From Michael Jackson Doc," 18 Mar. 2019 The graphic layouts of news on TV and on websites converge, with chyrons mimicking banner ads and vice versa. Greg Jackson, Harper's magazine, "Vicious Cycles," 6 Jan. 2020 There were no breaking news chyrons scrolling the news as Ivanka chatted with Hammer. Jada Yuan, Washington Post, "Ivanka Trump will do her job, whatever that entails, no matter what happens in Washington," 11 Dec. 2019 The chyron was installed last year at the low-cost fashion chain’s sprawling home office in the Mission Bay district, under orders from Sonia Syngal, Old Navy’s CEO. Fortune, "Old Navy Is About to Sail Away From Gap Inc.—and Into Some Choppy Waters," 24 Sep. 2019 While showing Thomas on the sideline, the chyron at the bottom of the screen read: Joe Thomas, LT, First Offensive Lineman in NFL History., "How many Pro Football Hall of Famers are like Joe Thomas and never played a playoff game?," 17 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of chyron

1990, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chyron

after the Chyron Corporation, American manufacturer in the 1970's of a character-generating device that created such captions

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“Chyron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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