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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, and, nowadays, typically equipped with computer technology as well.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: telephones, telephoning, telephoned
definition 1: to call (someone) on a telephone.
He telephoned his wife as soon as he arrived at his final destination.
similar words:
buzz, call
definition 2: to send (a message) by using a telephone.
He telephoned the good news of their baby's birth.
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to communicate using a telephone.
She telephoned with the results as soon as she got them from the lab.
definition 2: to make a telephone call.
He's a good son; he telephones every week.
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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
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