tele

noun

Definition of tele

 (Entry 1 of 2)

less common spelling of telly

British, informal
: television … I asked parents what they thought of children's telly.— Vanessa Feltz While you were doing your couch potato number in front of the telly last Sun., 67-yr-old Zadu Taft was swimming across the Golden Gate …— Berb Caen Is there any truth to the hundreds of pieces of advice we hear from aunt Jane, who 'saw it on the tele'?— Patrick Holler
variants: or tel-

Definition of tele- (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : distant : at a distance : over a distance telegram
2a : telegraph teletypewriter
b : television telecast
c : telecommunication telemarketing

History and Etymology for tele

Combining form

New Latin, from Greek tēle-, tēl-, from tēle far off

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“Tele.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tele. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for tele

tele-

combining form

English Language Learners Definition of tele-

: at or over a long distance
: television
: using a telephone

tele-

prefix
variants: or tel-

Kids Definition of tele-

1 : at a distance telegram
2 : television
3 : using a telephone telemarketing

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