• noun: words that appear on the screen during a movie, video, or television show and that are translations of what the actors are saying
  • noun: a secondary or explanatory title
  • verb: to give a subtitle to
  • usually plural


  • The film is in Chinese with English 'subtitles'.

  • It takes a lot of work to 'subtitle' a film.

  • a 'subtitled' movie

Movie quotes

  • (..) rry ''CaII me IshmaeI.'' ''Some years ago, never mind how Iong, preciseIy ...'' EngIish subtitIes - IFT Do you want subtitles for any video? (..)
    1996 Matilda