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call letters

Syllabification: call let·ters

Definition of call letters in English:

plural noun

North American
A sequence of letters used by a television or radio station as an identifying code.
Example sentences
  • Tom recognized the call letters to the radio station in the area.
  • Being on WGN tonight reminded me that call letters for radio and TV stations often used to be chosen as acronyms for something else.
  • And he once gave a Morse Code rendition of his station's call letters by blowing through a plastic airplane - shaped gadget called a nose flute.

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