tele·​film | \ ˈte-li-ˌfilm How to pronounce telefilm (audio) \

Definition of telefilm

: a motion picture made to be telecast

Examples of telefilm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On television, Poitier played Nelson Mandela in the 1997 Showtime telefilm Mandela and de Klerk and narrated the documentary Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey (2001). Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Jan. 2022 It was adapted again in 1983 as a two-part German telefilm. Lester Fabian Brathwaite,, 10 Dec. 2021 Williams did return for a Mod Squad reunion telefilm in 1979. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 6 June 2021 Goldenberg composed songs for the acclaimed 1975 CBS telefilm Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (1975), starring Maureen Stapleton and Charles Durning. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Aug. 2020 His editing credits also include the 1972 telefilm Your Money or Your Wife (1972), starring Ted Bessell, Elizabeth Ashley and Jack Cassidy, and episodes of Capital News, China Beach and South of Sunset. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Apr. 2020 From 5 to 7 (1962), Le Mans (1971), Lady Sings the Blues (1972), Atlantic City (1980), Never Say Never Again (1983) and the acclaimed 1971 ABC telefilm Brian's Song. Rhett Bartlett, Billboard, 26 Jan. 2019 Meanwhile, Mary Ellen’s romancing a neighbor boy named Bob (Michael Cimino), a wacky subplot that could’ve been in one of those old telefilms Disney would replay every October. Darren Franich,, 24 June 2019 Two decades earlier, the organization had honored him for his campaign for the heart-wrenching 1971 ABC telefilm Brian's Song. Mike Barnes, Billboard, 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of telefilm

1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Telefilm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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