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subtitle

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noun sub·ti·tle \ˈsəb-ˌtī-təl\

Definition of subtitle

  1. 1 :  a secondary or explanatory title

  2. 2 :  a printed statement or fragment of dialogue appearing on the screen between the scenes of a silent motion picture or appearing as a translation at the bottom of the screen during the scenes of a motion picture or television show in a foreign language

1815

First Known Use of subtitle

1815


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subtitle

verb sub·ti·tle

Definition of subtitle

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to give a subtitle to

1830

First Known Use of subtitle

1830


SUBTITLE Defined for English Language Learners

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subtitle

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noun sub·ti·tle \ˈsəb-ˌtī-təl\

Definition of subtitle for English Language Learners

  • : words that appear on the screen during a movie, video, or television show and that are translations of what the actors are saying

  • : a title that comes after the main title of a book and that often gives more information about the contents of the book



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