- having physical qualities or characteristics that televise well; videogenic.
Origin of telegenic
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Examples from the Web for telegenic
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The telegenic former state attorney general and federal judge is Hispanic and hugely popular in Nevada.The Secret GOP Swing State Election Romp
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He has long been hailed as a conservative rising star and as a polished and telegenic African American Republican.Senate Could Get Third African American Next Year
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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.
- having or showing a pleasant television image
C20: from tele (vision) + (photo) genic
Word Origin and History for telegenic
Judith Barrett, pretty and blonde actress, is the first Telegenic Girl to go on record. In other words, she is the perfect type of beauty for television. ... She is slated for the first television motion picture. [Baltimore "Sun," Oct. 16, 1939]
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