Meaning of “telethon” in the English Dictionary

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"telethon" in British English

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telethonnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈtel.ɪ.θɒn/ us /ˈtel.ə.θɑːn/

a television show, usually several hours long, whose purpose is to make money for charity

(Definition of “telethon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"telethon" in American English

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telethonnoun [ C ]

us /ˈtel·əˌθɑn/

(Definition of “telethon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)