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1. telephone

noun. ['ˈtɛləˌfoʊn'] electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds.

Synonyms

  • extension
  • extension phone
  • phone system
  • wireless telephone
  • dial telephone
  • pay-station
  • dial phone
  • desk phone
  • telephone system
  • handset
  • phone
  • radiophone
  • telephone set
  • speakerphone
  • radiotelephone
  • electronic equipment
  • telephone extension
  • receiver
  • French telephone
  • telephone receiver
  • pay-phone

Antonyms

  • shortness
  • flexion
  • vowel
  • consonant

Etymology

  • -phone (English)
  • φωνή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • tele- (English)
  • τῆλε (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Telephone

  • airfone
  • allophone
  • businessphone
  • dictaphone
  • earphone
  • earphone
  • francophone
  • gramaphone
  • headphone
  • homophone
  • megaphone
  • microphone
  • saxophone
  • sousaphone
  • videophone
  • vodafone
  • xylophone

Example sentences of the word telephone


1. Noun, singular or mass
Enter the telephone number of the person.

Quotes containing the word telephone


1. I won't telephone him. I'll never telephone him again as long as I live. He'll rot in hell, before I'll call him up. You don't have to give me strength, God; I have it myself. If he wanted me, he could get me. He knows where I am. He knows I'm waiting here. He's so sure of me, so sure. I wonder why they hate you, as soon as they are sure of you.
- Dorothy Parker, The Portable Dorothy Parker

2. So okay― there you are in your room with the shade down and the door shut and the plug pulled out of the base of the telephone. You've blown up your TV and committed yourself to a thousand words a day, come hell or high water. Now comes the big question: What are you going to write about? And the equally big answer: Anything you damn well want.
- Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

3. Telephone pole wires get in the way of great photos. Communication always gets in the way of communication.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. telephone

verb. ['ˈtɛləˌfoʊn'] get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone.

Synonyms

  • telecommunicate
  • cell phone
  • phone
  • call up
  • dial
  • call
  • call in

Antonyms

  • detach
  • silence
  • forget
  • give

Etymology

  • -phone (English)
  • φωνή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • tele- (English)
  • τῆλε (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. telephone

noun. ['ˈtɛləˌfoʊn'] transmitting speech at a distance.

Synonyms

  • voice mail
  • telecom
  • call waiting
  • telecommunication
  • telephone call
  • voicemail
  • phone call
  • telephony
  • call

Antonyms

  • demobilize
  • cause to sleep
  • put option
  • contraindicate

Etymology

  • -phone (English)
  • φωνή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • tele- (English)
  • τῆλε (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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