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).
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- n. a prompter for television performers
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