su·​per·​ti·​tle ˈsü-pər-ˌtī-tᵊl How to pronounce supertitle (audio)
: a translation of foreign-language dialogue displayed above a screen or performance
an opera with supertitles
compare subtitle

Examples of supertitle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The opera will be sung in English with supertitles in both English and Spanish. Beth Wood, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 June 2023 The operas will be sung in English, with English and Spanish supertitles projected above the stage. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Apr. 2023 Unlike more common supertitles, which live above the stage, the Met’s system allows each operagoer to turn his or her screen on or off — or change the channel to another language. Eric Grode, New York Times, 3 Oct. 2019 Weaknesses: Audience members who use the English supertitles may occasionally have to look away from the action to read the screens, which are placed to the sides of the set rather than above the center (choose your seats accordingly). oregonlive, 11 Feb. 2020 The opera will be sung in French, with English supertitles, and is rated PG-13, containing some material not suitable for children. Elaine Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Mar. 2020 The dialogue is entirely in Spanish, with two screens providing English supertitles. oregonlive, 11 Feb. 2020 All operas will be performed in original languages, with English supertitles projected above the Winspear Opera House stage. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 23 Jan. 2020 The Park Square production has English supertitles for the Korean spoken in the play. Kathy Berdan, Twin Cities, 26 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of supertitle was in 1965

Dictionary Entries Near supertitle

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“Supertitle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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