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American English: /ˈkæpʃ(ə)n/
British English: /ˈkapʃ(ə)n/

Translation of caption in Spanish:


  • 1 (under picture)
    leyenda (feminine)
    pie (masculine) de foto ( or ilustración etc)
    Example sentences
    • Bournemouth Council now uses cartoon captions on its posters to attract attention.
    • The captions accompanying posters (which showed streams of bright sunlight through the clouds) were written in mock bible-speak.
    • Every key work is illustrated and accompanied by an explanatory caption.
  • 2 (headline)
    Example sentences
    • Deeds, captions on cases, and other legal forms like subpoenas all serve the purpose of giving notice, which is how lawyers and the courts communicate with the public.
    • The case is notable not for the momentousness of the underlying legal question but for its amusing caption.
    • Defendants' motion to remove Kama's name from the caption of this case is ALLOWED.
  • 3 (Cinema)
    Example sentences
    • The film, punctuated by captions highlighting what the party considers key achievements, wasn't so much about setting out key pledges but setting a tone and feeling for Labour's protagonists.
    • To judge by the Estonian television captions, the first day of the Leaving Cert was marked by the coming together of two trade unions, EESTI and IIRIMAA.
    • And on the simplest level, there was a disconcerting clash between the postmodern textuality dispensed by the singers and the humble captions on the screen.

transitive verb

  • 1
    ponerle una leyenda a
    Example sentences
    • The photographs are carefully captioned, providing simple but interesting details about the plants and creatures.
    • But the New York Times admired Magnussen's design when it was introduced and captioned its illustration of it ‘The Lights and Shadows of New York.’
    • Informative text provides a running commentary, and each photo is captioned with historical details.
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