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

Examples of teleprompter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As such, the stage banter vacillated between careful teleprompter readings and endearingly awkward simple exchanges, a departure from the organic spontaneity and eloquence the members conveyed with their bodies and voices through song. Rebecca Sun, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Dec. 2021 Ingram said the technical team set up a teleprompter for him with information gathered from the hospital’s Child Life and Integrated Care tea so that Santa could make a personal connection. Anne Saker, The Enquirer, 23 Dec. 2021 Sometimes, the teleprompter says a sick child with a mother at bedside is living through a final Christmas. Anne Saker, The Enquirer, 23 Dec. 2021 And not knowing French and not being able to have a teleprompter was hard. Lauren Huff,, 16 Dec. 2021 When the teleprompter scrolled to reveal that player would be inducted into the team’s ring of honor, The Pride of the Lions, Spielman’s emotions got the best of him. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 22 Oct. 2021 Spielman was informed of the honor via teleprompter, as he was tasked with reading a promo for the game against the Eagles, according to a video released by the franchise. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 21 Oct. 2021 But, as luck would have it, his first job upon returning to Cincinnati was as a stage manager for WCPO Channel 9, working the teleprompter and cameras. Jeff Suess, The Enquirer, 8 Oct. 2021 For movie-watchers who want to see Eastwood as a conservative icon, compare 91-year-old Clint Eastwood with 78-year-old Joe Biden, then spot the difference between trustworthy self-assurance and teleprompter-reading puppetry. Armond White, National Review, 17 Sep. 2021

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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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“Teleprompter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of teleprompter

: 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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