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Dictionary Definition



1 translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen [syn: caption]
2 secondary or explanatory title v : supply (a movie) with subtitles

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. (letters) A heading below a title
  2. Textual versions of the dialog in films, usually displayed at the bottom of the screen.


textual versions of the dialog in films


  1. To create subtitles for the dialog in a film.

Extensive Definition

A subtitle can refer to:
subtitle in French: Sous-titre (homonymie)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

acknowledgments, back, back matter, banner, banner head, bastard title, bibliography, caption, catch line, catchword, colophon, contents, contents page, copyright page, dedication, drop head, dropline, endleaf, endpaper, endsheet, epigraph, errata, flyleaf, folio, fore edge, foreword, front matter, half-title page, hanger, head, head up, heading, headline, imprint, index, inscription, introduction, jump head, leaf, legend, makeup, motto, overline, page, preface, preliminaries, recto, reverso, rubric, running head, running title, scarehead, screamer, signature, spread, spreadhead, streamer, subhead, subheading, superscription, table of contents, tail, text, title, title page, trim size, type page, verso
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