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

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Highlights from the four nights of concerts will be telecast on CMA Fest, a three-hour ABC special airing on Aug. 8. Nancy Kruh,, "Luke Kneels Before His Idol, Blake Gets a Do-Over and Carrie Doesn't Sweat It: All the CMA Fest Stadium Concert Highlights," 12 June 2018 The 2018 Oscars are held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4 and telecast live on ABC. Julie Mazziotta,, "Oscars Presenters Lupita Nyong'o and Kumail Nanjiani Support the Dreamers: 'We Stand with You'," 4 Mar. 2018 Season 3 will have 16 episodes, the first eight of which will be telecast in the spring, with the other eight shown in the fall after a summer break. G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, "Oakland actor Daniel Wu talks ‘Tomb Raider,’ ‘Into the Badlands’," 7 Mar. 2018 For the record, the 90th annual Academy Awards will be telecast this year on ABC, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting. Mike Scott,, "Oscars ballot 2018: Get your printable, pool-friendly Academy Awards ballot here," 22 Feb. 2018 The younger-skewing network was set to telecast both nights on Wednesday and Thursday as part of its fall launch. Lesley Goldberg, Billboard, "CW Delays iHeart Radio Music Festival Broadcasts in Wake of Deadly Las Vegas Shooting," 3 Oct. 2017 The younger-skewing network was set to telecast both nights on Oct. 4 and 5 as part of its fall launch. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "CW Delays iHeart Radio Music Festival Broadcasts in Wake of Deadly Las Vegas Shooting," 2 Oct. 2017 Their game against an undefeated Duke team (4-0) at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina, opens their Atlantic Coast Conference play and will be telecast by ESPN at 7 p.m. Friday. Susan Miller Degnan, miamiherald, "UM opens as 5 1/2 point favorite at Duke (4-0), site of 2015 ‘miracle’," 24 Sep. 2017 The event will be telecast live at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and on tape delay on the West Coast. star-telegram, "Stars align to raise money for hurricane relief," 12 Sep. 2017

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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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English Language Learners Definition of telecast

: to broadcast (a program) by television

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to mark by some ceremony or observation

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