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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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 The Democratic presidential primary candidate debates will be telecast beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27, on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo., "Democratic presidential debates: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, more, guest on post-debate late-night comedy shows," 24 June 2019 The 2018 Oscars were held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4 and telecast live on ABC. Alexia Fernandez,, "So It Wasn't Meryl! Jodie Foster Needed Crutches After Injuring Herself in a Fall While Skiing," 5 Mar. 2018 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

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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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