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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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 And privately, even some pro-Trump Republicans view the red-state tour as the safest approach for a politician more apt to mock a teleprompter than to faithfully adhere to it. New York Times, "Trump’s Summer Campaign Priority: Target Red-State Democratic Senators," 29 May 2018 That is evident through some of Portal’s features, including a Storytime feature that lets users read a children’s story off a teleprompter during a video call. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Facebook is audaciously launching a video gadget for your home, called Portal. Is that a good idea?," 8 Oct. 2018 Using a teleprompter is just not being willing to memorize your lines. Mike Miller,, "Neil Patrick Harris Responds Awkwardly to Rachel Bloom After She Clapped Back at His Tonys Comments," 11 June 2018 What some of Bruce's fans might not know is that the iconic singer has been using teleprompters for years, to read his lines for both regular tours and his residency on Broadway. Amina Lake Abdelrahman, Good Housekeeping, "Neil Patrick Harris Went After Bruce Springsteen During the Tony Awards," 11 June 2018 God bless his staff for not realizing that Trump needs a teleprompter no matter how light the situation. Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root, "Donald Trump Sounds Crazy at Easter Egg Roll, Tells Children the Military Is at a Level They’ve Never Seen Before," 2 Apr. 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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