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

Definition of telephonic

: of, relating to, or conveyed by a telephone

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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 During a telephonic arraignment hearing on the charges Thursday afternoon, the child’s grandmother made an emotional plea for Marque to stay incarcerated. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, "Bail set at $1 million for Anchorage mother accused of killing 5-year-old son," 15 Jan. 2021 Lawyers for the city disagreed, saying open meetings law clearly allows telephonic participation. Aubrey Wieber, Anchorage Daily News, "Judge denies immediate action in lawsuit accusing Anchorage Assembly of open meetings violations," 12 Dec. 2020 City attorneys contend telephonic participation is not a violation of open meetings law. Aubrey Wieber, Anchorage Daily News, "Judge hears arguments in lawsuit accusing Anchorage Assembly of violating open meetings law during August COVID-19 shutdown," 4 Dec. 2020 That request is still on the table, and Arizona regulators are taking public comment on that request Tuesday night in a telephonic meeting. Ryan Randazzo, The Arizona Republic, "APS asked to forgive debt from unpaid bills due to pandemic and hot summer," 1 Sep. 2020 Bareswill pleaded guilty to a charge of a telephonic threat to use fire to kill, injure or intimidate any individual, or unlawfully to damage or destroy a building. Phil Helsel, NBC News, "Man sentenced to 2 years for threatening to burn down Black church in Virginia," 13 Nov. 2020 Bareswill, 63, of Virginia Beach, faces 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to making a telephonic threat. Alanna Durkin Richer, Star Tribune, "Protest arrests show regular Americans, not urban antifa," 20 Oct. 2020 Bareswill, 63, of Virginia Beach, faces 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to making a telephonic threat. The Salt Lake Tribune, "AP finds most arrested in protests aren’t leftist radicals," 20 Oct. 2020 Confidential discussion and telephonic assessments can also be had one-on-one with a dementia professional outside of the online group., "Community News For The Stafford Edition," 14 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of telephonic

1877, in the meaning defined above

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30 Jan 2021

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“Telephonic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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