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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 Operator

Example sentences of the word telephone-operator


1. Noun Phrase
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of switchboard and telephone operators is expected to decline.

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))

4. operator

noun. ['ˈɑːpɝˌeɪtɝ'] (mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation.

Synonyms

  • identity operator
  • mathematical function
  • identity element
  • mapping
  • linear operator
  • identity
  • single-valued function
  • function

5. operator

noun. ['ˈɑːpɝˌeɪtɝ'] an agent that operates some apparatus or machine.

Synonyms

  • telegraph operator
  • locomotive engineer
  • switchboard operator
  • elevator operator
  • company operator
  • radio operator
  • telephone operator
  • manipulator
  • engineer
  • telegraphist
  • hoister
  • motorman
  • railroad engineer
  • jockey
  • switchman
  • engine driver
  • telephonist
  • cause
  • causal agency
  • causal agent
  • telegrapher

Antonyms

  • nonfunctional
  • functional
  • uselessness
  • inutility

6. operator

noun. ['ˈɑːpɝˌeɪtɝ'] someone who owns or operates a business.

Synonyms

  • man of affairs
  • supermarketeer
  • supermarketer

Antonyms

  • footer
  • walker
  • pedestrian

7. operator

noun. ['ˈɑːpɝˌeɪtɝ'] a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties.

Synonyms

  • wire-puller
  • opportunist
  • wheeler dealer
  • hustler

Antonyms

  • dissuade
  • difference
  • hardware
  • malfunction

8. operator

noun. ['ˈɑːpɝˌeɪtɝ'] a speculator who trades aggressively on stock or commodity markets.

Synonyms

  • plunger
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