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telephonic

[tel-uh-fon-ik]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or happening by means of a telephone system.
  2. carrying sound to a distance by artificial means.
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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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Examples from the Web for telephonically

Historical Examples

  • His opinions on any subject had never been telephonically or otherwise demanded by the editors of up-to-date dailies.

    Mr. Prohack

    E. Arnold Bennett

  • In tones more than telephonically agonised he bade me not make a jest of his misery.

    Simon the Jester

    William J. Locke


Word Origin and History for telephonically

telephonic

adj.

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

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