follow Dictionary.com

8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for underprompter

prompter

/ˈprɒmptə/
noun
1.
a person offstage who reminds the actors of forgotten lines or cues
2.
a person, thing, etc, that prompts
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for underprompter

prompter

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for prompter

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for underprompter

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends