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telephone

tel·e·phone

telephone

 
pronunciation:
te l fon
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a device used to transmit sound, esp. speech, over long distances, usu. by wire.
 
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: telephoned, telephones, telephoning
definition 1: to speak to (someone) over a telephone.
definition 2: to call (someone) on a telephone.
similar words:
buzz, call
definition 3: to send (a message) by using a telephone.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to communicate something using a telephone.
definition 2: to make a telephone call.
similar words:
call
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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  communication, electricity, number