Definition of telephone operator in English:

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telephone operator

Pronunciation: /ˈteləˌfōn ˈäpəˌrādər/

noun

chiefly US
A person who works at the switchboard of a telephone exchange.
Example sentences
  • He was a radio telephone operator, grenadier and machine gun operator.
  • Carmichael pressed a button and the screen switched back to the telephone operator at the Police Information Line.
  • Gladys worked as a telephone operator in the Telephone exchange.

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Syllabification: tel·e·phone op·er·a·tor

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