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[tel-uh-promp-ter] /ˈtɛl əˌprɒmp tər/
a brand name for an off-camera device that displays a magnified script so that it is visible to the performers or speakers on a television program. Unabridged
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  • You don't have to list my appointments on the TelePrompTer when I'm making a speech after this.

    The Ambassador Samuel Kimball Merwin
  • Shaking himself free of the absorption, Bliss glanced at the TelePrompTer on his desk.

    It's All Yours Sam Merwin
British Dictionary definitions for TelePrompTer


trademark (US & Canadian) an electronic television prompting device whereby a prepared script, unseen by the audience, is enlarged line by line for the speaker equivalent in Britain (and certain other countries) Autocue
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for TelePrompTer



1951, originally a proprietary name in U.S., from tele- + prompter. The equivalent British proprietary name is Autocue.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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