Etymology
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subtitle (n.)

also sub-title, 1825, "subordinate or additional title, usually explanatory," in reference to literary works, from sub- "under" + title (n.). Applied to motion pictures by 1908. As a verb from 1858. Related: Subtitled.

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Definitions of subtitle
1
subtitle (n.)
translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen;
Synonyms: caption
subtitle (n.)
secondary or explanatory title;
2
subtitle (v.)
supply (a movie) with subtitles;
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