Definition of chyron in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkʌɪrɒn/


US trademark
An electronically generated caption superimposed on a television or cinema screen.
Example sentences
  • 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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