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 telephonically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of telephonic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite a 2018 Washington County conviction for telephonic harassment, Ugwa continued the calls. oregonlive, "Oregon cyberstalker who made thousands of vulgar calls to women in PA sentenced to federal prison," 2 Dec. 2019 Monteith decided to go to San Diego herself and ask for a telephonic hearing in person. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Meet the Kentucky veteran trying to reunite a migrant family separated by Remain in Mexico," 22 Sep. 2019 Fast forward to today, when the proliferation of ringtones in public places makes the idea of a moment of telephonic silence seem like some sort of fantasy. CBS News, "Almanac: The day telephones fell silent across North America," 4 Aug. 2019 That possibility prompted Togliatti to hold a telephonic meeting with attorneys for all sides last Thursday, Ericsson said. Ken Ritter, The Seattle Times, "Nevada switches drug to be used in 1st execution since 2006," 3 July 2018 The motion will be discussed with U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw and attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union — which requested the injunction as part of a class-action lawsuit — during a telephonic status conference at noon today. Kristina Davis,, "DOJ says more time may be needed to reunify separated families," 6 July 2018 The motion will be discussed with U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw and attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union during a telephonic status conference at noon Friday. Kristina Davis,, "U.S. says it needs more time to reunite families separated at border," 6 July 2018 There’s no need to return to the pure state of 1980s telephonic culture. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "No One Picks Up the Phone Anymore," 31 May 2018 In February, Smith pleaded guilty to one count of anonymous telephonic harassment. Maxine Bernstein,, "Clackamas man gets probation for reporting father, brother as terrorists in family feud," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of telephonic

1877, in the meaning defined above

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10 Dec 2019

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“Telephonic.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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