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

Other Words from telecast

telecast noun
telecaster noun

Examples of telecast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Khan’s political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, has approached a court for permission to telecast the telethon live, according to local media reports. Archana Chaudhary, Fortune, 29 Aug. 2022 State broadcaster Doordarshan, too, has refused to telecast the opening and closing ceremonies live. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 3 Feb. 2022 In a rare confluence, the company will telecast both the Winter Olympics and Super Bowl LVI within days of each other, and expects to use the two big events to examine non-traditional kinds of audience counts and responses. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 14 Oct. 2021 As part of the activity, Nickelodeon will telecast another NFL Wild Card game on Jan. 16, alongside CBS Sports’ usual coverage that day. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 10 Sep. 2021 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 See More

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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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“Telecast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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