closed-captioned

adjective

closed-cap·​tioned ˈklōz(d)-ˈkap-shənd How to pronounce closed-captioned (audio)
of a television program
: broadcast with captions that appear only on the screen of a receiver equipped with a decoder

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Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of closed-captioned was in 1979

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“Closed-captioned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/closed-captioned. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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