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prompter

[ promp-ter ]
/ ˈprɒmp tər /
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noun
a person or thing that prompts.
Theater. a person who is offstage and follows a play in progress from the book, repeating missed cues and supplying actors with forgotten lines.
an electronic or mechanical device for prompting a speaker or performer.
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Origin of prompter

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at prompt, -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM prompter

un·der·prompt·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for prompter

prompter
/ (ˈprɒmptə) /

noun
a person offstage who reminds the actors of forgotten lines or cues
a person, thing, etc, that prompts
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