supertitle

noun
su·​per·​ti·​tle | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌtī-tᵊl How to pronounce supertitle (audio) \

Definition of supertitle

: 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 La Bohème LA Opera presents Komische Oper Berlin’s production of the Puccini classic about young artists in 19th century Paris; in Italian with English supertitles; contains adult content and brief nudity. Matt Cooper, Los Angeles Times, "Classical music in L.A. this week: ‘The Light in the Piazza’ and more," 6 Oct. 2019 The play will be performed in English with supertitles in Spanish. Hannah Herrera Greenspan, chicagotribune.com, "Your guide to ‘Destinos,’ Chicago’s international Latino theater festival," 10 Sep. 2019 When Fleming was singing, few of her words could be discerned, and the performance did not use supertitles. Zoë Madonna, BostonGlobe.com, "Putting the pieces together in posthumous premiere of André Previn’s ‘Penelope’," 25 July 2019 La Bohème LA Opera presents Komische Oper Berlin’s production of the Puccini classic about young artists in 19th-century Paris; in Italian with English supertitles; contains adult content and brief nudity. Matt Cooper, Los Angeles Times, "Itzhak Perlman opens the Soraya’s new season: Classical music in Los Angeles this week," 14 Sep. 2019 And that’s before the decision was made to have the production’s supertitles not only in English, but Japanese as well. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "Using ‘The Mikado’ to embrace Japanese culture, female power," 8 Aug. 2019 Performed in Russian with English supertitles (by Francine Yorke) projected at an uncomfortable distance from the action, this is a production that demands patience and doesn’t reward it richly enough. Laura Collins-hughes, New York Times, "Review: Pulled Apart by ‘Love and Intrigue’," 8 June 2018 Ambitiously, the dialogue slips in and out of multiple languages (the program lists a dozen translators and five accent and dialect coaches), but the scrolling supertitles are clunky and not well placed. New York Times, "Review: In ‘Assembled Identity,’ They Laugh Alike, They Walk Alike, but They’re Not Twins," 2 May 2018 In Spanish and English with English and Spanish supertitles. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "What to do around Louisville this week: Jurassic Quest, Jewish Film Festival & more," 31 Jan. 2018

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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10 Dec 2019

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“Supertitle.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supertitle. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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