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Meaning & Definition of Telephone in English

English

Telephone

/tɛləfoʊn/

noun

1. Electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds

  • "I talked to him on the telephone"
    synonym:
  • telephone
  • ,
  • phone
  • ,
  • telephone set

2. Transmitting speech at a distance

    synonym:
  • telephone
  • ,
  • telephony

verb

1. Get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone

  • "I tried to call you all night"
  • "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
    synonym:
  • call
  • ,
  • telephone
  • ,
  • call up
  • ,
  • phone
  • ,
  • ring

Examples of using

Will you give me your telephone number?
He is answering the telephone.
I was just about to leave when the telephone rang.