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A written record or translation of the dialogue or lyrics of a musical or theatrical performance, shown on a screen above the performers. Also called surtitle.

su′per·ti′tled adj.
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(ˈsu pərˌtaɪt l)

a translation of text or a brief plot summary projected on a screen above the stage during a performance, as of an opera.
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Noun1.supertitle - translation of the words of a foreign opera (or choral work) projected on a screen above the stage
interlingual rendition, translation, version, rendering - a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
opera - a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes
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Lamas' reading is interrupted by Loriente, who launches into a funny, animated rant about race-car driving (the show is performed in Spanish and here supertitled in both French and English).