Definition of Tele in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɛli/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A Fender Telecaster electric guitar.
Example sentences
  • The Tele was my preferred guitar for playing lead on when recording, being much more ‘ballsy’ in tone than the Strat, which I thought was more suited to rhythm playing as it had quite a ‘glassy’ sound.
  • So if anyone is interested in my Strat and/or Tele, please get in touch.
  • Thankfully a couple of the girls took charge of the boxing and the brown tape, whilst I printed off the label, and the Tele was sent on its way.


1970s: abbreviation.

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