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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for a device employed in television to show an actor or a speaker an enlarged line-by-line reproduction of a script, unseen by the audience. This trademark often occurs in print in lowercase: "Although he was cheered loudly by most delegates, leftist hecklers and a faulty teleprompter gave him some anxious moments” ( Chicago Tribune).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a prompter for television performers

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Examples

  • Afterward he called the TelePrompTer operator to thank him for keeping up with the mangled text.

    Clinton's Growing Pains

  • I mean, not only illusion of putting makeup on you to make you look a little nicer than you ordinarily look, or to be able to have the right camera angle and all the rest of it, learn to use the TelePrompTer, which is a special art in itself that requires that when you look at a

    Staying Tuned: A Life in Journalism

  • The original prompter manufacturer, which spelled its name TelePrompTer, no longer exists, but there are at least a half-dozen vendors that manufacture prompting products.

    TVBizwire

  • The mainstream media needs to get over themselves, and they really need to realize that making fun of Obama for using a TelePrompTer is the most idiotic thing they've come up with yet to criticize about Barack Obama -- because in today's world, it's like making fun of someone for watching cable television, or for using a personal computer (how ridiculous would a story be that began: "President Obama used one of those new-fangled personal computing devices today ..."?).

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • The professional teleprompter (or "TelePrompTer", to use the actual trademarked name) is quite a clever yet simple invention.

    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • They were the ones devoted enough to pay to hear you speak, who didn't care about the massive speaker's fee you pocketed (with vague promises of using it to support Tea Party-ish candidates -- promises you'll soon break, like all the other promises you make), the folks who really are dumb enough to believe that "someone just like me" is capable of running the country, the ones who laughed at the "TelePrompTer" joke even as you used a TelePrompTer of your own, and the ones who think that scrawling a cheat-sheet on your palm is a sign of genius and guts (and not a primitive, pre-digital version of a TelePrompTer -- irony not being one of their/your strong suits).

    Kara Vallow: Happy Palintine's Day! A Love Letter From Me to Sarah

  • They were the ones devoted enough to pay to hear you speak, who didn't care about the massive speaker's fee you pocketed (with vague promises of using it to support Tea Party-ish candidates - promises you'll soon break, like all the other promises you make), the folks who really are dumb enough to believe that "someone just like me" is capable of running the country, the ones who laughed at the "TelePrompTer" joke even as you used a TelePrompTer of your own, and the ones who think that scrawling a cheat-sheet on your palm is a sign of genius and guts (and not a primitive, pre-digital version of a TelePrompTer - irony not being one of their/your strong suits).

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • He speaks with a deep, commanding voice softened by a breathy intonation and a genteel Southern drawl, and while he paces the stage deliberately and confidently during sermons, he is often reading from a TelePrompTer.

    American Grace

  • Well, at least one thing finally got through to the neanderthals: President Obama can explain policies without the use of a TelePrompTer.

    Think Progress » DC Media Scoff At President Obama’s Substantive And Detailed Answer To Health Care Question

  • All a community organizer does is walk around the neighborhood giving speeches with the aid of a TelePrompTer.

    Think Progress » McCain complains that the United States has yet to ‘pull the trigger’ on Iran.

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