Definition of autocue in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɔːtəʊkjuː/


trademark, British
A device which projects an enlarged image of a script on to a clear glass screen in front of a person speaking on television or in public, so enabling the speaker to read their speech while appearing to be looking at the viewers or audience.
Example sentences
  • Reading an autocue while appearing relaxed and natural is not exactly rocket science.
  • This is how some television newsreaders read, so that they can see the autocue as well as read what's in front of them.
  • The input from his guests was minimal because he spent most of the time reading a rather lame script from an autocue.

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