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prompt

noun [C] (ACTOR'S HELP)    /prɒmpt/ US  /prɑːmpt/
words that are spoken to an actor who has forgotten what he or she is going to say during the performance of a playActing, rehearsing and performing (also prompter, /ˈprɒmptər/ US  /ˈprɑːmptɚ/) a person whose job is to help actors, during a performance, to remember words that they have forgottenPeople who work in cinemas and theatres
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