1. a system for transmitting voices over a distance using wire or radio, by converting acoustic vibrations to electrical signals.
    "a telephone call"
    • an instrument used as part of a telephone system, typically a single unit including a handset with a transmitting microphone and a set of numbered buttons by which a connection can be made to another such instrument.
      "it was eight-thirty when the telephone rang, and I knew it was Chandler" ·
      "a telephone receiver"
  2. US
    a game in which a sentence or phrase becomes distorted by being passed along to the next person in a whisper.Also called Chinese whispers.
telephones (third person present) · telephoned (past tense) · telephoned (past participle) · telephoning (present participle)
  1. contact (someone) using the telephone.
    "he telephoned his wife at 9.30"
    phone · call · get someone on the phone · get on the phone to · get ·
    reach · dial · make/place a call to · ring up · ring · give someone a ring · call up · give someone a call · give someone a buzz · buzz · give someone a bell · bell · give someone a tinkle · get on the blower to · get someone on the horn
    • make a telephone call.
      "she telephoned for help"
    • send (a message) by telephone.
      "Barbara had telephoned the news"
mid 19th century: from tele- + -phone.
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How to use telephone in a sentence?
the work will come to a halt if the electricity and telephone people don't get satisfaction.
using telephone owners as the sampling list would seriously over-represent the better off.
answer the telephone promptly and try to pick up a pencil and notepad at the same time.
this was an occasion for using the telephone, not cables, teletexes, or letters.
telephone conversations facilitated the re-establishment of family connections.
it was eight-thirty when the telephone rang, and I knew it was Chandler.
the telephone struck a jarring note in those Renaissance surroundings.
you'll find the address and telephone number of the college below.
I can recall him soothing uncooperative clients on the telephone.
the ringing of the telephone shattered the early morning quiet.
she could be heard on the telephone confabulating with someone.
intelligence agencies intercepted a series of telephone calls.
she had been a telephone solicitor for a Chicago newspaper.
his musings were interrupted by the sound of the telephone.
the telephone has always been a lifeline for Gabby and me.
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How to say telephone in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (NOUN)telefoon
Arabic (NOUN)الهاتف, هاتف, هاتفية, التليفون, تليفون, اتصال هاتفي, الاتصالات الهاتفية, هواتف, الهواتف
Bangla টেলিফোন
Bosnian (Latin) telefon
Bulgarian (NOUN)телефон
Cantonese (Traditional) 電話
Catalan (NOUN)telèfon
Chinese Simplified 电话
Chinese Traditional 電話
Croatian (NOUN)telefon, linijom
Czech (NOUN)telefonní
Danish (NOUN)telefon
Dutch (NOUN)telefoon
Estonian (NOUN)telefon
Fijian Talevoni
Filipino telepono
Finnish (NOUN)puhelin
French (NOUN)téléphone
German (NOUN)Telefon
Greek (NOUN)τηλέφωνο
Haitian Creole telefòn
Hebrew (NOUN)טלפון, הטלפון, טלפוני, בטלפון, לטלפון, מהטלפון
Hindi (NOUN)टेलीफोन, दूरभाष
Hmong Daw xov tooj
Hungarian (NOUN)telefon
Icelandic (NOUN)síma, sími, hringja
Indonesian (NOUN)telepon, Telpon
Italian (NOUN)telefono, apparecchio telefonico, Tel
Japanese (NOUN)電話, テレホン, テレフォン, 電話機
Kiswahili (NOUN)simu
Klingon ghogh HablI'
Korean (NOUN)전화
Latvian (NOUN)tālruņa, telefona
Lithuanian (NOUN)telefono
Malagasy telefaonina
Malay (Latin) (NOUN)telefon, talifon
Maltese (NOUN)telefon
Norwegian Bokmål telefon
Persian (NOUN)تلفن, تلفنی
Polish (NOUN)telefon
Portuguese (NOUN)telefone
Querétaro Otomi teléfono
Romanian (NOUN)telefon
Russian (NOUN)телефон, Контактный телефон
Samoan telefoni
Serbian (Cyrillic) телефон
Serbian (Latin) telefon
Slovak (NOUN)telefónne
Slovenian (NOUN)telefon
Spanish (NOUN)teléfono
Swedish (NOUN)telefon, ringa
Tahitian niuniu
Tamil (NOUN)தொலைபேசி
Telugu టెలిఫోన్
Thai (NOUN)โทรศัพท์
Tongan telefoni
Turkish (NOUN)telefon
Ukrainian (NOUN)телефон
Urdu (NOUN)ٹیلی فون, ہاتفی, ٹيليفون, فون
Vietnamese (NOUN)điện thoại
Welsh (NOUN)ffôn, rhif ffôn, ffoniwch, teleffon, ffonau
Yucatec Maya nu'ukul t'aan
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