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telephonic

[ tel-uh-fon-ik ]
/ ˌtɛl əˈfɒn ɪk /
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adjective
of, relating to, or happening by means of a telephone system.
carrying sound to a distance by artificial means.
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Origin of telephonic

First recorded in 1825–35; tele-1 + -phone + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM telephonic

tel·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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How to use telephonic in a sentence

  • There is no reason why London should remain telephonically deaf and dumb.

  • 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
  • The newspapers had only time telephonically to confirm the return of the plate.

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

    Simon the Jester|William J. Locke
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