closed-captioning

noun
closed-cap·​tion·​ing | \ ˈklōz(d)-ˈkap-sh(ə-)niŋ How to pronounce closed-captioning (audio) \

Definition of closed-captioning

: a service that provides closed-captioned programming

First Known Use of closed-captioning

1973, in the meaning defined above

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