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Definition of "subtitle" [subtitle]

  • A secondary, usually explanatory title, as of a literary work. (noun)
  • A printed translation of the dialogue of a foreign-language film shown at the bottom of the screen. (noun)
  • To give a subtitle to. (verb-transitive)
  • To provide with subtitles: a film that was subtitled for English-speaking audiences. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "subtitle" in a sentence
  • "Not in any way a zen book, but the subtitle is accurate."
  • "HANSEN: Your subtitle is a little grim: "The Aging of The World's Population and How It Pits Young against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss, Company Against Rival And Nation Against Nation.""
  • "Its subtitle is 'a study of the forms of life, thought and art in France and the Netherlands in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries '."