chyron

noun chy·ron \ ˈkī-ˌrän \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

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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Origin and Etymology of chyron

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


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