telegenic

[ tel-i-jen-ik ]
/ ˌtɛl ɪˈdʒɛn ɪk /

adjective

having physical qualities or characteristics that televise well; videogenic.

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Origin of telegenic

First recorded in 1935–40; tele(vision) + -genic

OTHER WORDS FROM telegenic

tel·e·gen·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for telegenic

telegenic
/ (ˌtɛlɪˈdʒɛnɪk) /

adjective

having or showing a pleasant television image

Derived forms of telegenic

telegenically, adverb

Word Origin for telegenic

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