Definition of telegenic in English:


Line breaks: tele|gen¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌtɛlɪˈdʒɛnɪk


  • Having an appearance or manner that is appealing on television: his telegenic charm appears to be his major asset
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    • I thought it was my telegenic charm and rapier-like wit.
    • She now needs to broaden her own brand, she is telegenic and would made a star television performer.
    • TV commentators fell for the telegenic president, and more important, sympathized with the civil rights struggle, a ‘bias’ in news reporting that few would criticize today.


1930s (originally US): from tele- 'television' + -genic 'well suited to', on the pattern of photogenic.

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