[ UK /tˈɛlɪfˌə‍ʊn/ ]
[ US /ˈtɛɫəˌfoʊn/ ]
  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
  2. transmitting speech at a distance
  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
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How To Use telephone In A Sentence

  • Use of a University-owned mobile telephone and mobile telephone airtime service is intended for official University business.
  • She told the children to pipe down while she was talking on the telephone.
  • I had just popped out for a breath of fresh air,and missed your telephone call.
  • A homeless woman is back on the streets again after being evicted from a telephone box.
  • A mouse has gnawed its way through the telephone wire.
  • Hula hoops and pet rocks were fads; personal computers and cellular telephones are trends that are changing the way people live.
  • Now the postrider was to the people of Revolutionary days what the telegraph or the telephone is to us today. Caesar Rodney's Ride
  • This includes such items as telephones, radios, televisions and recording devices.
  • Mrs White can't come to the telephone - she's serving a customer.
  • The move comes as the telephone company implements a plan to trim billions of dollars in expenses and to boost earnings.
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