tele·​phon·​ic | \ ˌte-lə-ˈfä-nik How to pronounce telephonic (audio) \

Definition of telephonic

: of, relating to, or conveyed by a telephone

Other Words from telephonic

telephonically \ ˌte-​lə-​ˈfä-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce telephonic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of telephonic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Making the hiring process less virtual, through initial telephonic screens to explore fit or potential opportunities, could help several caregivers get their foot in the door. Nabanita De Foundation, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 OSFM Bomb Technicians and explosive detection K9s are assisting @BowieState PD with a telephonic bomb threat. Christine Condon,, 31 Jan. 2022 McGinley has previous convictions for harassing people over the phone, including being convicted of 35 counts of telephonic harassment in Multnomah County in 2017, court records show. oregonlive, 2 Dec. 2021 Nicholas Biase, spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, previously told USA TODAY there is not a telephonic dial-in to the proceedings for the Maxwell trial. Ella Lee, USA TODAY, 1 Dec. 2021 Atkinson pleaded with the judge to do a telephonic hearing, but the judge had moved on. Deepa Fernandes, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 Oct. 2021 One of the most devastating points in that report involved the initial effort to investigate complaints about Nassar by the FBI’s Indianapolis field office, via a telephonic interview with Ms. Maroney in early September 2015. Sadie Gurman, WSJ, 5 Oct. 2021 The second included the use of electrical and steam power and telephonic communications. Venu Lambu, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 The public was surprised when Justice Clarence Thomas, who rarely asked questions during the traditional format, jumped in during the telephonic arguments and played an active role under the new system. Ariane De Vogue, CNN, 8 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of telephonic

1877, in the meaning defined above

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19 Mar 2022

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“Telephonic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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