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telethon

[ tel-uh-thon ]
/ ˈtɛl əˌθɒn /
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noun
a television broadcast lasting several hours, especially one soliciting support for a charity.
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Origin of telethon

1945–50; tele-1 + -thon
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British Dictionary definitions for telethon

telethon
/ (ˈtɛləˌθɒn) /

noun
a lengthy television programme to raise charity funds, etc

Word Origin for telethon

C20: from tele- + marathon
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