pre·​tele·​vi·​sion ˌprē-ˈte-lə-ˌvi-zhən How to pronounce pretelevision (audio)
variants or pre-television
: existing or occurring before television
the pretelevision era
belonged to a pretelevision generation

Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pretelevision was in 1934

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Cite this Entry

“Pretelevision.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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