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Definition of "supertitle" []

  • A written record or translation of the dialogue or lyrics of an opera or a choral work, for example, shown on a screen above the performers. Also called surtitle. (noun)

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 "supertitle" in a sentence
  • "In "Götterdämmerung," the Norns are inside a computer; the supertitle translation has them "laying cable" rather than weaving the ropes of fate."
  • "The supertitle translation by John Willett, created for 1976's New York Public Theater production, pulls no punches: Macheath and the prostitute Jenny's "Pimp's Ballad," for example, describes various sexual positions."
  • "The Marsellaise to begin the concert really got things started properly, and upon hearing the words (seeing them actually in supertitle format) really brought about a new mantra for the Obama administration - W could have learned much, yet alas ..."