Definition of subtitle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsʌbtaɪtl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌbtaɪtl//
    Film reviews and promotion, Parts of a book
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  1. 1[usually plural] words that translate what is said in a film/movie into a different language and appear on the screen at the bottom. Subtitles are also used, especially on television, to help deaf people (= people who cannot hear well). a Polish film with English subtitles Is the movie dubbed or are there subtitles? This programme will be broadcast with subtitles for the hard of hearing. See related entries: Film reviews and promotion
  2. 2a second title of a book that appears after the main title and gives more information This book’s title is ‘Oxford Learner’s Thesaurus’. Its subtitle is ‘A dictionary of synonyms’. See related entries: Parts of a book
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: subtitle

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