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- (UK) IPA (key): /ˈ tɛl.ɪˌfəʊn/ or /ˈ tɛl.əˌfəʊn/
- (US) IPA (key): /ˈ tɛl.əˌfoʊn/
Audio (US) (file)
- Hyphenation: tel‧e‧phone
- (countable) A machine used to talk to someone who is far away.
- I need to find a telephone so I can tell my mother where I am.
- If you telephone someone, you use a telephone to talk to them.
- Synonym: call
- I telephoned my friend yesterday.