Meaning of TELEPHONE in English

TELEPHONE

transcription, транскрипция: [ telɪfoʊn ]

( telephones, telephoning, telephoned)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

The telephone is the electrical system of communication that you use to talk directly to someone else in a different place. You use the telephone by dialling a number on a piece of equipment and speaking into it.

They usually exchanged messages by telephone...

I dread to think what our telephone bill is going to be...

She was wanted on the telephone.

= phone

N-UNCOUNT

2.

A telephone is the piece of equipment that you use when you talk to someone by telephone.

He got up and answered the telephone...

= phone

N-COUNT

3.

If you telephone someone, you dial their telephone number and speak to them by telephone.

I felt so badly I had to telephone Owen to say I was sorry...

They usually telephone first to see if she is at home.

= call, ring, phone

VERB : V n , V

4.

If you are on the telephone , you are speaking to someone by telephone.

Linda remained on the telephone to the police for three hours...

PHRASE : v-link PHR , PHR after v

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