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text message Syllabification: text mes·sage

Definition of text message in English:


An electronic communication sent and received by mobile phone.
Example sentences
  • The answers were then looked up and sent by mobile phone text message to students in the test hall.
  • Each inquiry will cost the same as a regular text message depending on the mobile phone operator.
  • The alert can also be forwarded as a text message to those with mobile phones.


text messaging
Pronunciation: /ˈtekst ˌmesəjiNG/
Example sentences
  • Call waiting, voicemail, and text messaging, among many other features, cost extra.
  • New Zealand has 2 million mobile phones, and text messaging is one of the main forms of communication.
  • For the first time in the UK voting can be done by the Internet and mobile phone text messaging, as well as by traditional ballot papers.
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