Definition of “subtitle” - English Dictionary

“subtitle” in British English

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subtitlenoun

uk /ˈsʌbˌtaɪ.təl/ us /ˈsʌbˌtaɪ.t̬əl/

[ C ] a word, phrase, or sentence that is used as the second part of a book title and is printed under the main title at the front of the book

subtitles C1 [ plural ]

words shown at the bottom of a film or television picture to explain what is being said:

The Chinese movie was shown with English subtitles.
The evening news has subtitles for the deaf.
subtitle
verb [ T ]

Part of the video had been subtitled.
subtitled
adjective uk /ˈsʌbˌtaɪ.təld/ us /ˈsʌbˌtaɪ.t̬əld/

a subtitled movie/programme

(Definition of “subtitle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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subtitlenoun [ C ]

us /ˈsʌbˌtɑɪ·t̬əl/

writing a word, phrase, or sentence that is used as the second part of a book title and is printed under the main title at the front of the book, or the words shown at the bottom of a film or television picture to explain what is being said in another language

subtitle
verb [ T ] us /ˈsʌbˌtɑɪ·t̬əl/

The novel is subtitled "A Fable."

(Definition of “subtitle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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