General English

Information & Library Science

  • noun the secondary title of a book
  • noun words written at the bottom of a television or cinema screen to enable the spoken words to be read

Media Studies

  • noun a printed translation of the dialogue in a foreign-language film, usually appearing at the bottom of the screen
  • noun a caption for the action or dialogue of a silent film, appearing at intervals as a full-screen panel
  • noun the printed text of what is being said in a television programme, provided for the hearing-impaired and usually at the bottom of the screen


  • verb to give a subtitle to a book