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telephone

tel·e·phone

telephone

 
 
pronunciation:
te l fon
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a device used to send sound or some other signal over long distances by wire or radio waves. A telephone has a part for speaking into and a part for listening.
 
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: telephoned, telephones, telephoning
definition 1: to call on a telephone.
I telephone my mother every week.
similar words:
call
definition 2: to verbally send by using a telephone.
He telephoned the good news of his baby's birth.
Word Builder: telephone +
  • telephone book:
    a book with a list of telephone customers, their numbers, and other information.
  • telephone number:
    the number a telephone company gives to a customer.
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