chyron

noun
chy·​ron | \ˈkī-ˌrän \

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

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These alleged habits range from stupid and amusing (Trump gets two scoops) to stupid and frightening (cable-news chyrons in his briefing book). Margaret Hartmann, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Won’t Stop Tearing Up Papers, So Staffers Tape Them Back Together," 11 June 2018 Welcome to The Breakdown, where each week, Neha Joy brings the chyron to the water cooler with quick dives into the essential corners of the 24-hour news cycle. Time Staff, Time, "From Artificial Intelligence to Acing the Interview: Let’s Break Down Everything You Need to Know This Week," 11 July 2018 This new series about people devoted to helping animals plays like an extra-long internet video: lots of uplifting music and chyrons, meant to pluck at the heartstrings. Margaret Lyons, New York Times, "How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?," 7 June 2018 Before Trump announced his choice, NBC ran a chyron that said Kavanaugh would be it. David Bauder, The Seattle Times, "Networks covering Supreme Court pick move to battle stations," 9 July 2018 Welcome to the Breakdown, where each week, Neha Joy brings the chyron to the water cooler with quick dives into the essential corners of the 24-hour news cycle. Time Staff, Time, "From Immigration to In Vitro: Let’s Break Down Everything You Need to Know This Week," 27 June 2018 Bashar Assad of Syria—has all but vanished from the headlines and the cable news chyrons. Theo Emery, Time, "The North Korea Summit Is Trump's Chance to Pressure Syria About Its Weapons, Too," 4 June 2018 Welcome to the Breakdown, where each week, Neha Joy brings the chyron to the water cooler with quick dives into the essential corners of the 24-hour news cycle. Time Staff, Time, "From Robocalls to Weinstein: Let’s Break Down Everything You Need to Know This Week," 30 May 2018 But that story was now a day old, a musty chyron at this point. Mark Leibovich, New York Times, "The Risky Business of Speaking for President Trump," 23 May 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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