noun, plural tel·lies. British Informal.
Origin of telly
noun British Informal.
Origin of tele
Related Words for tellybox, station, video, audio, tube, eye, TV, receiver, baby-sitter, telly, vid, television
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Contemporary Examples of telly
McShera, who plays Daisy, later confides in me in New York that she calls Nicol her “telly mummy.”‘Downton Abbey’: My Tea With Mrs. Patmore, Lesley Nicol
December 21, 2012
Obama held up his hand like he was pointing a remote control at the telly.Fatherly Obama’s Charm Turns Patronizing on Visit to ‘The View’
May 16, 2012
Obviously, former pols with less to lose are going to be freer to mix it up on the telly.Good Politicians Are Bad TV
January 28, 2011
So if they said, you know, I want to be on the telly, I would say, 'Oh boys mummy did that.'Reality TV's Tragedy
February 27, 2009
Historical Examples of telly
Joe, of course, was fully aware of the value of Telly and was glad to co-operate.
He reentered in time to run into a Telly team which was doing a live broadcast.
Could you tell the Telly fans what this is all about, Marshal Cogswell?
He called to the Telly reporter who was getting as much of this as he could.
He was seldom seen at church, though his wife and Telly usually were.Uncle Terry
Charles Clark Munn
noun plural -lies
chiefly British English shortening of television, attested by 1940.