telemarketing

[tel-uh-mahr-ki-ting]
noun
selling or advertising by telephone.

Origin:
tele-1 + marketing

telemarketer, noun
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telemarketing (ˈtɛlɪˌmɑːkɪtɪŋ)
 
n
another name for telesales
 
[C20: short for tele(phone) marketing]
 
'telemarketer
 
n

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telemarketing
1980, from tele(phone) + marketing.
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Example sentences
Screen your calls and you won't get unwanted telemarketing calls.
One rapidly growing pile is for a telemarketing job paying less than a third of
  the city's average wage.
And right now, he or she is weighing job opportunities in telemarketing.
It is the largest penalty yet levied for telemarketing violations.
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