telethon

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noun tele·thon \ˈte-lə-ˌthän\

Definition of telethon

  1. :  a long television program usually to solicit funds especially for a charity

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Origin and Etymology of telethon

tele- + -athon


TELETHON Defined for English Language Learners

telethon

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Definition of telethon for English Language Learners

  • : a long television program that tries to raise money for a charity by asking people to call during the program and make a donation

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