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telephone receiver

a device, as in a telephone, that converts changes in an electric current into sound.
Origin of telephone receiver
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for telephone receiver
  • She removes a telephone receiver and pushes a button to call for help.
  • So he comes into the kitchen, wiping his greasy hands on the rag before picking up the telephone receiver.
  • The telephone receiver was left off the hook so, that she avoided annoyance from that source.
  • Here one sees the dancer in her bath tub, reaching nonchalantly for the convenient telephone receiver.
  • Volume control telephones allow the user to amplify the sound output level of the telephone receiver.
  • However, electromagnetic currents of comparatively low frequency could still be detected directly by the telephone receiver.
  • When speaking, talk directly into either a headset or telephone receiver for optimal clarity.
  • Picking up the telephone receiver before this signal reaches the caller may cause some recorded messages to continue playing.
  • He beat her with a telephone receiver when she tried to call for help.

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