telegenic
adjective Date: 1939 well-suited to the medium of television; especially having an appearance and manner that are markedly attractive to television viewers

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  • telegenic — TELEGÉNIC, Ă, telegenici, ce, adj. Care are expresivitate pe ecranul televizorului. – Din fr. télégénique. Trimis de RACAI, 07.12.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  telegénic adj. m., pl. telegénici; f. sg. telegénică, pl …   Dicționar Român

  • telegenic — 1939, from TELEVISION (Cf. television) + ending from PHOTOGENIC (Cf. photogenic). Judith Barrett, pretty and blonde actress, is the first Telegenic Girl to go on record. In other words, she is the perfect type of beauty for television. ... She is …   Etymology dictionary

  • telegenic — [tel΄ə jen′ik] adj. [ TELE + GENIC] looking or likely to look attractive on television: said of a person …   English World dictionary

  • telegenic — [[t]te̱lɪʤe̱nɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is telegenic behaves confidently and looks attractive when they are on the television. The bright and telegenic Miss Foster is being paid around ₤90,000 a year for her exclusive deal …   English dictionary

  • telegenic — adjective a) having an appearance and exhibiting qualities thought to be attractive to television viewers The young politician was very telegenic. b) televisual See Also: photogenic, mediagenic, cybergen …   Wiktionary

  • telegenic — tel|e|gen|ic [ˌtelıˈdʒenık] adj [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: tele + genic (as in photogenic)] someone who is telegenic looks nice on television …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • telegenic — tel|e|gen|ic [ ,telə dʒenık ] adjective someone who is telegenic looks attractive on television …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • telegenic — UK [ˌtelɪˈdʒenɪk] / US [ˌteləˈdʒenɪk] adjective someone who is telegenic looks attractive on television …   English dictionary

  • telegenic — telegenically, adv. /tel i jen ik/, adj. having physical qualities or characteristics that televise well; videogenic. [1935 40; TELE(VISION) + GENIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • telegénic — adj. m., pl. telegénici; f. sg. telegénicã, pl. telegénice …   Romanian orthography

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