tele·​prompt·​er | \ ˈte-lə-ˌpräm(p)-tər How to pronounce teleprompter (audio) \

Definition of teleprompter

: a device for displaying prepared text to a speaker or performer

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Nightly News’ without a teleprompter and just notes off an iPad. Sarah Ellison, Washington Post, "Lester Holt’s path from country music DJ to the most powerful perch in news," 6 Sep. 2019 At President Donald Trump’s speeches and rallies, Stephen Miller often can be found backstage, watching the teleprompter operator. al, "How Stephen Miller controls Trump’s immigration policy," 18 Aug. 2019 Biden’s staff had handed him a speech and positioned teleprompters onstage. Philip Elliott, Time, "Why Joe Biden's Campaign is Struggling," 25 July 2019 As Harris worked the crowd in Indianola, the former Vice President stood behind a lectern, over sixty miles away, reading from a teleprompter at a Best Western in Marshalltown. Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, "How Iowans Greeted Kamala Harris After Her Debate Breakthrough," 6 July 2019 Siri is now your texting teleprompter For the person committed to multitasking, Messages with Siri might be the most useful feature in iOS 13, aside from the Control Center upgrades. Time, "I've Been Using Apple's New iPhone Software Out Later This Year. These Are My 7 Favorite Features," 1 July 2019 At an evening town hall aimed at electrical workers who could benefit from such a green-tech investment, Biden was slated to deliver a brief opening statement, loaded onto teleprompters, and then take voters’ questions. Philip Elliott / Concord, Time, "Joe Biden's New Hampshire Trip Had Some Very Joe Biden Moments," 5 June 2019 And even the president’s staunchest allies know that bipartisan rhetoric read off a teleprompter is usually undermined by scorching tweets and unpredictable policy maneuvers. Julie Pace, The Seattle Times, "Trump to call for unity, face skepticism in State of Union," 4 Feb. 2019 The two balked at using teleprompters and having to write scripts that executives needed to approve. Jazmine Hughes, New York Times, "How ‘Desus & Mero’ Conquered Late Night," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of teleprompter

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for teleprompter

from TelePrompTer, a trademark

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English Language Learners Definition of teleprompter

chiefly US : a machine that helps someone who is speaking to an audience or on television by showing the words that need to be said

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