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cordless Line breaks: cord|less
Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːdləs/

Definition of cordless in English:


(Of an electrical appliance or telephone) working without connection to a mains supply or central unit.
Example sentences
  • It's not the prettiest phone in the world but my main desire was a cordless phone with an answerphone and speed-dial and this was the cheapest one of those.
  • As with any cordless phone, you can use the handset to make and receive calls over your regular home line.
  • The system according to the invention can be used in cordless telephones.


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A cordless telephone.
Example sentences
  • I didn't need to run out of my room to get the cordless because I knew my mom would answer it.
  • As I listened carefully to the message I scanned the room for the cordless.
  • I get the cordless from the living room and dial the number I found.

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