prompter


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prompt

 (prŏmpt)
adj. prompt·er, prompt·est
1. Being on time; punctual.
2. Carried out or performed without delay: a prompt reply.
tr.v. prompt·ed, prompt·ing, prompts
1. To move to act; spur; incite: A noise prompted the guard to go back and investigate.
2. To give rise to; inspire: The accident prompted a review of school safety policy.
3. To assist with a reminder; remind.
4. To assist (an actor or reciter) by providing the next words of a forgotten passage; cue.
n.
1.
a. The act of prompting or giving a cue.
b. A reminder or cue.
2. Computers A symbol that appears on a monitor to indicate that the computer is ready to receive input.
3. Something which inspires a response, especially a statement or series of questions designed to provoke creative or critical thought from a student: In English class today, the teacher gave us the prompt for our final essay.

[Middle English, ready, from Old French, from Latin prōmptus, from past participle of prōmere, to bring forth : prō-, forth; see pro-1 + emere, to take, obtain; see em- in Indo-European roots.]

prompt′er n.
promp′ti·tude′ (prŏmp′tĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′), prompt′ness (prŏmpt′nĭs) n.
prompt′ly adv.

prompter

(ˈprɒmptə)
n
1. (Theatre) a person offstage who reminds the actors of forgotten lines or cues
2. a person, thing, etc, that prompts

prompt•er

(ˈprɒmp tər)

n.
1. a person or thing that prompts.
2. a person situated offstage who supplies missed cues, forgotten lines, etc., during a performance.
3. an electronic or mechanical device, as a TelePrompTer, for prompting a speaker or performer.
[1400–50]

prompter

A person who, unseen by the audience, reminds an onstage actor of his or her lines by whispering them.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prompter - someone who assists a performer by providing the next words of a forgotten speechprompter - someone who assists a performer by providing the next words of a forgotten speech
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
2.prompter - a device that displays words for people to read
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
Teleprompter - a prompter for television performers
Translations
مُلَقِّن، مُذَكِّر الممَثِّل بالكَلِمات
nápovědasuflér
sufflør
felbujtósúgó
hvíslari
suflersuflerka
šepkár

prompter

[ˈprɒmptəʳ] N (Theat) → apuntador(a) m/f

prompter

[ˈprɒmpr] n (THEATRE)souffleur m

prompter

nSouffleur m, → Souffleuse f; (= tele-prompter)Teleprompter m

prompter

[ˈprɒmptəʳ] n (Theatre) → suggeritore/trice

prompt2

(prompt) verb
1. to persuade to do something. What prompted you to say that?
2. to remind (especially an actor) of the words that he is to say. Several actors forgot their words and had to be prompted.
ˈprompter noun
References in classic literature ?
So far, the terrible scene that had just occurred proved favorable to his views, and he required no other prompter than his own feelings to convince him of the expediency of profiting by so unexpected an advantage.
Rushworth, who was wanting a prompter through every speech.
Maria, she also thought, acted well, too well; and after the first rehearsal or two, Fanny began to be their only audience; and sometimes as prompter, sometimes as spectator, was often very useful.
As to his ever making anything tolerable of them, nobody had the smallest idea of that except his mother; she, indeed, regretted that his part was not more considerable, and deferred coming over to Mansfield till they were forward enough in their rehearsal to comprehend all his scenes; but the others aspired at nothing beyond his remembering the catchword, and the first line of his speech, and being able to follow the prompter through the rest.
That spirit kept me perpetual company and seemed to look out at me from the revived immortal face--in which all his genius shone--of the great poet who was my prompter.
At that critical moment he took counsel with himself, with better and prompter reasoning than one would have expected from so badly organized a brain.
Oh, we shall show ourselves prompter and not so proud.
so far as there was an author), the prompter, the scene-painter, the scene-shifter, and, above all, the orchestra.
I am the leading-string of the ego, and the prompter of its notions.
Going through Aldersgate Street, there was a pretty little child who had been at a dancing- school, and was going home, all alone; and my prompter, like a true devil, set me upon this innocent creature.
4 - Qty 1 Mirror image T-140 Pan and Pan camera prompter
This prompter should be visible from Michael's on-stage position.