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 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 The chyron had been written for internal drills and was never supposed to make air. Brian Flood, Fox News, "ABC News reeling after anti-Trump 'practice' headline creates humiliating error; was hostile staffer to blame?," 21 June 2018 The complaints, taken from Old Navy’s social media feeds, whizzed high above staffers’ heads in vivid red type as a chyron streaming across an LED screen behind the main reception desk. Fortune, "Old Navy Is About to Sail Away From Gap Inc.—and Into Some Choppy Waters," 24 Sep. 2019 When writing chyrons and headlines, my humble suggestion would be to keep it simple. Refer to Tim Morrison as a former White House aide. Brian Stelter, CNN, "Seven C-SPAN cameras give us all the angles of the impeachment inquiry," 20 Nov. 2019 But critics are now asking if busy travelers should be subjected to CNN’s increasingly ideological programming -- at gates, bars, food courts and baggage claims -- which can include on-screen chyrons or subtitles that gleefully mock President Trump. Brian Flood, Fox News, "Growing questions about CNN's airport monopoly as network veers left," 23 Mar. 2018 The word appeared on cable news chyrons and in some news outlets’ smartphone alerts., "ABC tells Democrats to keep their language clean tonight (ahem. . . Beto) - The Boston Globe," 13 Sep. 2019

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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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19 Jan 2020

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“Chyron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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