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
Recent Examples of chyron from the Web
The Washington Post scraped all the chyrons shown during the hearing by three networks—MSNBC, CNN, and Fox—and published them alongside each other, revealing the alternate realities among them.
When Mr. Comey concluded his public remarks, around 12:30 p.m., the final chyrons encapsulated a familiar divide.
Over on the right, Fox News fired up a Clinton chyron and brought pundits on to condemn her words.
The New Republic did an excellent job of explaining why, in 2012: On no other day of the year do America’s newspapers — and websites, and televisual chyrons — feature such banal headlines.
The jinx potential is very strong with that chyron.
CNN has been one of the broadcast outlets singled out multiple times by the President for its reporting on the scandals and missteps of his first 100 days in office, including fact-checking his unsubstantiated claims in onscreen chyrons.
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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
First Known Use: 1990See Words from the same year
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