One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An electronically generated caption superimposed on a television or movie screen.
- ‘One of the other notable things they do is that they flash a chyron on the bottom that reads ‘Source: Social Security Administration’.’
- ‘Fox then displayed a chyron of the last few winners of the Nobel Peace Prize.’
- ‘At the end, a chyron appears reading: "HBO Sunday....American Life."’
1970s: from Chyron Corporation, its manufacturer.
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