telephone booth


Definition of telephone booth

: an enclosure within which one may stand or sit while making a telephone call

Examples of telephone booth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before the song starts, Lil Nas X enters a telephone booth and gets turned into a red-eyed, sparkly-fanged vampire. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "Lil Nas X Releases "Rodeo" Music Video Referencing "Buffy," "The Matrix," and More," 6 Feb. 2020 On Thursday, the city of Brussels lit the 18th-century Grand Place in the red, blue and white of the Union Jack, wheeled out a bright-red British telephone booth where visitors could take photos, and threw a concert with British hits. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "Brexit Day latest: U.K. marks its final hours in the E.U.," 31 Jan. 2020 Vintage and antique items include an old red telephone booth, old shaving stands, church pews, wooden student desks wicker furniture believed to have come from The Galvez Hotel, rush-seat dining chairs and a Coca-Cola cooler. Diane Cowen, Houston Chronicle, "Auction features goods from Denton Cooley's family ranch, Cool Acres," 9 Oct. 2019 On a hot summer morning, Ms. Mariscal sat in a conference room not much larger than a telephone booth with two other executives, hashing out the final agenda for Bar Wayo’s employee orientation. Elizabeth G. Dunn, New York Times, "Momofuku’s Secret Sauce: A 30-Year-Old C.E.O.," 16 Aug. 2019 Rumford went outside to a telephone booth and with a call confirmed that the hotel had a room for him. Conor Dougherty, New York Times, "Overlooked No More: William Byron Rumford, a Civil Rights Champion in California," 7 Aug. 2019 The pod comes in three sizes, from a telephone booth for one person to a two-person hub to a cube that’s spacious enough for six people. Ann Lien, House Beautiful, "This Soundproof Pod Lets You Finally Escape Your Noisy Roommate," 23 May 2019 The music video, premiering on Teen Vogue, features Luna showing off her dance moves in a telephone booth and seeing double of herself in a dark room. Ilana Kaplan, Teen Vogue, "Luna Blaise Debuts "Secrets" Music Video and Talks Her New Show "Manifest"," 11 Oct. 2018 On bus stops and telephone booths across Budapest, Mr. Soros has been photoshopped into a photo so as to appear to be embracing opposition candidates. Marc Santora, New York Times, "Orban Campaigns on Fear, With Hungary’s Democracy at Stake," 7 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of telephone booth

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Telephone booth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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