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View synonyms for telegenic

telegenic

[ tel-i-jen-ik ]

adjective

  1. having physical qualities or characteristics that televise well; videogenic.


telegenic

/ ˌtɛlɪˈdʒɛnɪk /

adjective

  1. having or showing a pleasant television image


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Derived Forms

  • ˌteleˈgenically, adverb
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Other Words From

  • tele·geni·cal·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of telegenic1

First recorded in 1935–40; tele(vision) + -genic
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Word History and Origins

Origin of telegenic1

C20: from tele ( vision ) + ( photo ) genic
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Example Sentences

San Francisco will need to do all that stuff that Shanahan loves — dominate the trenches, protect the football — to hang with the telegenic Rams and their wider margin for error.

In Lindor, the Mets added a four-time all-star and one of baseball’s most dynamic and telegenic superstars to a lineup that already includes 2019 National League rookie of the year Pete Alonso and rising star Dominic Smith.

He was also a charismatic, telegenic speaker with a face improved by plastic surgery several years earlier.

Let me be clear, as the president would say: Obama is telegenic and charming.

Yet Palin—a former local news sports reporter and a current Fox News political commentator—is undeniably telegenic.

The telegenic former state attorney general and federal judge is Hispanic and hugely popular in Nevada.

This was the young, telegenic, and popular Robby Gallaty of Brainerd Baptist (mega-)Church in Tennessee.

They grow up accepting the politics of telegenic competition, a poor substitute for competence and commitment.

Telegenic or not, a president or a TV star has little, if any, impact on our fulfillment in the interconnected world of our time.

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