tele·​cast | \ ˈte-li-ˌkast How to pronounce telecast (audio) \
telecast also telecasted; telecasting

Definition of telecast

transitive verb

: to broadcast by television

intransitive verb

: to broadcast a television program

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Other Words from telecast

telecast noun
telecaster noun

Examples of telecast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both companies will have the exclusive rights to telecast regular-season and playoff games starting next season. Los Angeles Times, 27 Apr. 2021 Before the pandemic, WNET, New York’s PBS affiliate, used to telecast plays from Manhattan at irregular intervals. Terry Teachout, WSJ, 14 Jan. 2021 The billboard was purchased by WJZ-TV, the CBS affiliate that will telecast Sunday’s showdown when the Ravens (5-1) will try to sack the NFL’s only undefeated team (6-0). Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, 31 Oct. 2020 The show will be telecast live on the East Coast on ABC. Paul Grein, Billboard, 11 Nov. 2019 It will be broadcast by Spectrum SportsNet, which telecasts Lakers games in Southern California, and it is expected that ESPN and NBA TV will show portions or all of the memorial, though those plans have yet to be announced. Kevin Draper, New York Times, 14 Feb. 2020 On the night he was released, hundreds of rebellious and exultant JNU students met in the campus and chanted the azadi slogan, which was telecast live by Indian media. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, 19 Dec. 2019 The unpredictable, often-outrageous and entirely uncontrollable British comedian, 58, will take the podium at the three-hour NBC awards telecast Jan. 5, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Tuesday. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 12 Nov. 2019 It will be telecasted live on Modi’s official YouTube channel and other social media platforms. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, 21 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of telecast

1928, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for telecast

tele- + broadcast

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The first known use of telecast was in 1928

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“Telecast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of telecast

: to broadcast (a program) by television


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