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telephonic

[tel-uh-fon-ik] /ˌtɛl əˈfɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or happening by means of a telephone system.
2.
carrying sound to a distance by artificial means.
Origin of telephonic
1825-1835
1825-35; tele-1 + -phone + -ic
Related forms
telephonically, adverb
nontelephonic, adjective
nontelephonically, adverb
pretelephonic, adjective
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  • His opinions on any subject had never been telephonically or otherwise demanded by the editors of up-to-date dailies.

    Mr. Prohack E. Arnold Bennett
  • In tones more than telephonically agonised he bade me not make a jest of his misery.

    Simon the Jester William J. Locke
Word Origin and History for telephonically

telephonic

adj.

1834, in reference to a system of signaling by musical sounds, from tele- + phonic.

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