He then stepped away and lifted a telephone from its receiver on the wall.
The last time I spoke with Olen Burrage, it was by telephone.
Amid this backdrop Sir John ordered the General Post Office (GPO) covertly to monitor the King's telephone calls.
Because the truth is when I was 12 years old, we used the telephone all the time.
“They were so evil,” she tells The Daily Beast by telephone from Brisbane.
"telephone Service" was its name—and Edna Blank was its head.
When, finally, he addressed his friend over the telephone, his tones were of the cheerfulest.
He hesitated as he glanced at the telephone wires which Delaney had cut.
Only the maid answered the ringing of the telephone, and his notes were seemingly unheeded.
She walked away from the telephone booth with her face burning, and her heart beating quickly with anger and resentment.
1835, "apparatus for signaling by musical notes" (devised by Sudré in 1828), from French téléphone (c.1830), from télé- "far" (see tele-) + phone "sound" (see fame (n.)). Also used of other apparatus early 19c., including "instrument similar to a foghorn for signaling from ship to ship" (1844). The electrical communication tool was first described in modern form by P.Reis (1861); developed by Bell, and so called by him from 1876.
1878, from telephone (n.). Related: Telephoned; telephoning.