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prompt side

or prompt-side

noun, Theater.
the part of the stage that in the U.S. is to the right and in Britain to the left as one faces the audience.
Abbreviation: P.S.
Origin of prompt side
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • There he sits, Row B., three stalls from the end, prompt side!

  • In the centre of the stage I met Simpkin, who had entered from the prompt side.

  • In an upper box on the prompt side he saw the dark face and eager eyes of the Rajah of Ahbad.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • She turned her back on all the amiable and intellectual babble, descended three steps on the prompt side, and opened a door.

    The Regent E. Arnold Bennett
  • One small boy took it into his head that he could turn head-over-heels from the prompt side across.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • It was in the first entrance, prompt side, about fifteen feet above the stage.

  • And from the scenery on the prompt side there curled lazily across the stage a black wisp of smoke.

    Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
  • Some say it is the prompt side that casts the evil spell, while others contend that it is the opposite side.

British Dictionary definitions for prompt side

prompt side

(theatre) the side of the stage where the prompter is, usually to the actor's left in Britain and to his right in the United States
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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