closed-cap·​tion·​ing ˈklōz(d)-ˈkap-sh(ə-)niŋ How to pronounce closed-captioning (audio)
: a service that provides closed-captioned programming

Examples of closed-captioning in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The New York Times reported that a monitor was installed at Fetterman's desk in the Senate chamber that provides closed-captioning, and the Senate sergeant-at-arms arranged for live audio-to-text transcription for his committees. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 16 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of closed-captioning was in 1973

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“Closed-captioning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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