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telegenic

[tel-i-jen-ik] /ˌtɛl ɪˈdʒɛn ɪk/
adjective
1.
having physical qualities or characteristics that televise well; videogenic.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; tele(vision) + -genic
Related forms
telegenically, adverb
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telegenic

/ˌtɛlɪˈdʒɛnɪk/
adjective
1.
having or showing a pleasant television image
Derived Forms
telegenically, adverb
Word Origin
C20: from tele(vision) + (photo)genic
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Word Origin and History for telegenically

telegenic

adj.

1939, from television + ending from photogenic.

Judith Barrett, pretty and blonde actress, is the first Telegenic Girl to go on record. In other words, she is the perfect type of beauty for television. ... She is slated for the first television motion picture. [Baltimore "Sun," Oct. 16, 1939]

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