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telephone

Synonyms of telephone in English:

noun

  • 1 she picked up the telephone
    phone, cell phone, cellular phone, cell;
    handset, receiver
    informal blower, horn
    Japanese keitai
  • verb

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  • 1 he telephoned me last night
    phone, call, ring;
    get, reach
    dated dial
    informal call up, give someone a buzz, get on the blower to, get someone on the horn
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