Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “prompt”


noun     /prɒmpt/
(also computer prompt) IT a symbol , usually a flashing line , or message on a computer screen that tells you that the computer is ready for you to give it an instruction : Type your username and password when you see the prompt. → Compare cursor
(Definition of prompt noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of prompt

More Business English definitions for “prompt”

Definitions of “prompt” in other dictionaries

Translations of “prompt”

Word of the Day


to mix eggs with a little milk and mix again as they are being fried

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More