There are 2 main definitions of tele in English:

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tele1

Line breaks: tele
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛli
 
/

noun

Non-standard spelling of telly.
Example sentences
  • We gave in at 3 and put the tele on and had a hot drink.
  • Who needs a tele, or a radio even, when we've got Boris's site?
  • I'd rather have advertisements on the tele and some fair and unbiased news than the joke that the corporation has now become.

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Tele2

Line breaks: Tele
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛli
 
/

noun

trademark
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.

Origin

1970s: abbreviation.

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