telex

noun
tel·​ex | \ ˈte-ˌleks How to pronounce telex (audio) \

Definition of telex

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a communication service involving teletypewriters connected by wire through automatic exchanges also : a teletypewriter used in telex
2 : a message sent by telex

telex

verb
telexed; telexing; telexes

Definition of telex (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to send (something, such as a message) by telex
2 : to communicate with by telex

Examples of telex in a Sentence

Noun

The message was sent by telex. We received a telex from New York.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Communication was by phone - or speakerphone for a group - and TWX, a telex machine. al.com, "The hard-charging space program: Breakthroughs, breakdowns and breakneck," 27 June 2019 Communication was by phone — or speakerphone for a group — and TWX, a telex machine. Karen Heller, Washington Post, "The hard-charging space program: Breakthroughs, breakdowns and breakneck," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of telex

Noun

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1958, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for telex

Noun

teleprinter + exchange

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telex

noun

English Language Learners Definition of telex

: a system of communication in which messages are sent over long distances by using a telephone system and are printed by using a special machine (called a teletypewriter)
: a message sent by telex

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