Definition of chyron in English:

chyron

noun

Trademark
  • 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."’
    • ‘At the end, a chyron appears reading: "HBO Sunday....American Life."’

Pronunciation

chyron

/ˈkīˌrän/ /ˈkaɪˌrɑn/

Origin

1970s from Chyron Corporation, its manufacturer.