chyron

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noun chy·ron \ˈkī-ˌrän\

Definition of chyron

  1. :  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>

Origin and Etymology of chyron

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


First Known Use: 1990


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