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prompt side

or prompt-side

noun Theater.
  1. 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.
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Origin of prompt side

First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for prompt side

Historical Examples

  • He glanced appealingly towards the prompt-side of the stage.

    A Book of the Play

    Dutton Cook

  • A rope dangled at the prompt-side, and near a steep flight of stairs which led to a dressing room.


British Dictionary definitions for prompt side

prompt side

noun
  1. 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
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