Definition of telegenic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

telegenic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌtelɪˈdʒenɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtelɪˈdʒenɪk//
 
 
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a telegenic person looks good on television Word Origin 1930s (originally US): from tele- ‘television’ + -genic ‘well suited to’, on the pattern of photogenic.
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