a brand name for an off-camera device that displays a magnified script so that it is visible to the performers or speakers on a television program. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of teleprompter

Historical Examples of teleprompter

  • You don't have to list my appointments on the teleprompter when I'm making a speech after this.

    The Ambassador

    Samuel Kimball Merwin

  • Shaking himself free of the absorption, Bliss glanced at the teleprompter on his desk.

    It's All Yours

    Sam Merwin

British Dictionary definitions for teleprompter



trademark US and Canadian an electronic television prompting device whereby a prepared script, unseen by the audience, is enlarged line by line for the speakerequivalent in Britain (and certain other countries) Autocue
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for teleprompter

1951, originally a proprietary name in U.S., from tele- + prompter. The equivalent British proprietary name is Autocue.

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