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 ?
Shame at her scorn, and hope of her approval, were his first prompters to higher pursuits; and instead of guarding him from one and winning him to the other, his endeavours to raise himself had produced just the contrary result.
Some, like the husband of Madame Colleville, Celestine's rival, play in the orchestra of a theatre; others like du Bruel, write vaudeville, comic operas, melodramas, or act as prompters behind the scenes.
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.