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prompter

[promp-ter] /ˈprɒmp tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that prompts.
2.
Theater. a person who is offstage and follows a play in progress from the book, repeating missed cues and supplying actors with forgotten lines.
3.
an electronic or mechanical device for prompting a speaker or performer.
Compare TelePrompTer.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see prompt, -er1
Related forms
underprompter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for under-prompter

prompter

/ˈprɒmptə/
noun
1.
a person offstage who reminds the actors of forgotten lines or cues
2.
a person, thing, etc, that prompts
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Word Origin and History for under-prompter

prompter

n.

1540s, agent noun from prompt (v.)). Earlier was promptator (mid-15c.).

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