from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The book used by a prompter of a theater.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A copy of a play prepared for the prompter's use, and containing the text as cut and altered for representation, with all the stage business and other directions required for performance.

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

  • n. the copy of the playscript used by the prompter


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • “She can take a hint!” cried the little man, with a hearty smack of his hand on the prompt-book.

    No Name

  • The prompt-book, the rehearsals, the consultations, filled the spare moments and threw

    Lovey Mary

  • He let the prompt-book fall from his hands and reached them both out to me.

    In The Bishop's Carriage.

  • While he drove, the boy often held a prompt-book and the father would rehearse his parts.

    Charles Frohman: Manager and Man

  • He uttered sentiments and breathed vows with a nice voice, with a shy, boyish tremor, but as if he were afraid of being chaffed for it afterwards; giving the spectator in the stalls the sense of holding the prompt-book and listening to a recitation.

    The Tragic Muse

  • _Maxwell_, and he ventured to send his prompt-book with the original manuscript, which might facilitate his getting the play into other hands.

    The Story of a Play A Novel

  • Godolphin rose and advanced towards her with the prompt-book shut on his thumb.

    The Story of a Play A Novel

  • Godolphin made Maxwell come and sit with him at the table; he opened his prompt-book and directed the rehearsal to begin.

    The Story of a Play A Novel

  • He was half-way down the house-stairs, when her eye fell on the prompt-book.

    The Story of a Play A Novel

  • He cut open the package, and found the prompt-book, which he laid aside, while he looked to see if his own copy of the play were all there.

    The Story of a Play A Novel


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