telephonic

[tel-uh-fon-ik]

Origin of telephonic

First recorded in 1825–35; tele-1 + -phone + -ic
Related formstel·e·phon·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·tel·e·phon·ic, adjectivenon·tel·e·phon·i·cal·ly, adverbpre·tel·e·phon·ic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for telephonic
adj.

1834, in reference to a system of signaling by musical sounds, from tele- + phonic.

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