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 Last time, all those thoughts and more ran like an ongoing chyron through my mind, and that was when my mind and body were relatively healthy. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 3 May 2022 The chyron depicted in the first picture is from Ukrainian news channel TCH. Chiara Vercellone, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2022 This lovingly sarcastic chyron appears as stand-up legend Richard Pryor, played by Indianapolis native Mike Epps, walks off the screen after inviting a Lakers player to a raunchy post-game party. Claire Rafford, The Indianapolis Star, 12 Apr. 2022 Ukrainian musician Siuzanna Iglidan joined in, as did singer Mika Newton; a chyron noted that Newton’s sister is serving in the Ukrainian army. Washington Post, 4 Apr. 2022 The image shared is a composition of two apparent screenshots from a TV broadcast of the men's freeski big air qualification rounds, according to the chyron. Chiara Vercellone, USA TODAY, 11 Feb. 2022 At the time, a spokesperson for CNN confirmed in an email to the AP that the chyron on The Babylon Bee site was fabricated and didn't match the network's font. Arkansas Online, 23 Jan. 2022 The phrase in the graphic is similar to a controversial chyron CNN aired in August 2020. Devon Link, USA TODAY, 18 Aug. 2021 The three words often float across the chyron on Fox News. Corbett Smith, Dallas News, 22 May 2021 See More

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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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9 May 2022

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“Chyron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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