|1.||an additional subordinate title given to a literary or other work|
|2.||(often plural) films Also called: caption|
|a. a written translation superimposed on a film that has foreign dialogue|
|b. explanatory text on a silent film|
|3.||(tr; usually passive) to provide a subtitle for|
a secondary or explanatory title. Such titles can explain the form of the work, as in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Remorse: A Tragedy, in Five Acts; they can give an idea of the theme or contents of the book, as in George Eliot's Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life; or they can simply be an alternate title, which may or may not be a comment on the work, such as Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded by Samuel Richardson and Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley.
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