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prompter (n.)

1540s, "one who or that which incites to action," agent noun from prompt (v.)). Earlier was promptator (mid-15c.), from Medieval Latin. Meaning "one who helps a speaker or reciter" is from 1590s; the specific theatrical sense is from c. 1600.

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Definitions of prompter from WordNet

prompter (n.)
someone who assists a performer by providing the next words of a forgotten speech;
Synonyms: theater prompter
prompter (n.)
a device that displays words for people to read;
Synonyms: autocue
From wordnet.princeton.edu