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

Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of closed-captioned was in 1979

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Cite this Entry

“Closed-captioned.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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