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 The show will be telecast live on the East Coast on ABC. Paul Grein, Billboard, "Carrie Underwood & The Surprising History of Female Entertainer of the Year Winners at the CMA Awards," 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, "Kobe Bryant Memorial Tickets to Sell for as Much as $224," 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, "Once “azadi” got students arrested—now all Indians are raising the slogan," 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, "Ricky Gervais to return as Golden Globes host, vows fifth will be 'the very last time'," 12 Nov. 2019 It will be telecasted live on Modi’s official YouTube channel and other social media platforms. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "How to watch, and everything else you need to know about Modi’s Houston mega event," 21 Sep. 2019 MTV Music Video Awards, telecast live from the Prudential Center, Newark, N.J., Monday, August 26 at 8 p.m. ET on MTV Here are the six nominees for Video of the Year 2019: On Wednesday the Venice International Film Festival gets underway. CBS News, "Calendar: Week of August 26," 25 Aug. 2019 The 2018 Oscars are at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4 and telecast live on ABC. Julie Mazziotta,, "Jimmy Kimmel Crashes a Movie Theater During Live Oscars Telecast with Celebs and Snacks," 4 Mar. 2018 All games will be telecast live and simulcast on as well as the FOX Sports app. Roy Parry,, "Orlando, Disney set to host second Jr. NBA Global Championship," 24 July 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 26 Oct. 2020.

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How to pronounce telecast (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of telecast

: to broadcast (a program) by television

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