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telephone

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈtel.ɪ.fəʊn/ us    /-ə.foʊn/
A2 a phone noun
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telephone

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈtel.ɪ.fəʊn/ us    /-ə.foʊn/
A2 to use a phone
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Translations of “telephone”
in Korean 전화…
in Arabic هاتِف…
in French téléphoner, téléphoner (à, en…
in Turkish telefon…
in Italian telefono…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電話…
in Russian телефон…
in Polish telefon…
in Spanish telefonear, llamar por teléfono, hacer una llamada…
in Portuguese telefone…
in German telefonieren…
in Catalan telèfon…
in Japanese 電話…
in Chinese (Simplified) 电话…
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