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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.
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prompter

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

A person who, unseen by the audience, reminds an onstage actor of his or her lines by whispering them.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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Translations
مُلَقِّن، مُذَكِّر الممَثِّل بالكَلِمات
nápovědasuflér
sufflør
felbujtósúgó
hvíslari
suflersuflerka
šepkár

prompter

[ˈprɒmptəʳ] N (Theat) → apuntador(a) m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

prompter

[ˈprɒmpr] n (THEATRE)souffleur m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

prompter

nSouffleur m, → Souffleuse f; (= tele-prompter)Teleprompter m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

prompter

[ˈprɒmptəʳ] n (Theatre) → suggeritore/trice
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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References in classic literature ?
When they had finished their song the girl in white went up to the prompter's box and a man with tight silk trousers over his stout legs, and holding a plume and a dagger, went up to her and began singing, waving his arms about.
Rushworth, who was wanting a prompter through every speech.
I am the leading-string of the ego, and the prompter of its notions."
Thus it happened in the present case; for though Jones perhaps wanted a prompter, and might have travelled much farther, had he been alone, with an empty stomach; yet no sooner did he sit down to the bacon and eggs, than he fell to as heartily and voraciously as Partridge himself.
The immense building and the stage itself were still lit by gas; hydrogen was used to regulate and modify the lighting of a scene; and this was done by means of a special apparatus which, because of the multiplicity of its pipes, was known as the "organ." A box beside the prompter's box was reserved for the chief gas-man, who from there gave his orders to his assistants and saw that they were executed.
"Oh, we shall show ourselves prompter and not so proud."
'Heigho!' sighed Nicholas, as he threw himself back in the prompter's chair, after telegraphing the needful directions to Smike, who had been playing a meagre tailor in the interlude, with one skirt to his coat, and a little pocket-handkerchief with a large hole in it, and a woollen nightcap, and a red nose, and other distinctive marks peculiar to tailors on the stage.
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. I had invoked him and he had come; he hovered before me half the time; it was as if his bright ghost had returned to earth to tell me that he regarded the affair as his own no less than mine and that we should see it fraternally, cheerfully to a conclusion.
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.
(so far as there was an author), the prompter, the scene-painter, the scene-shifter, and, above all, the orchestra.
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.
'And that you undertook to do what you might have done by this time, if you had made a prompter use of circumstances,' snarled Lammle.