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telephone booth

Syllabification: tel·e·phone booth
(British also telephone box)

Definition of telephone booth in English:

noun

A public booth or enclosure housing a pay phone.
Example sentences
  • Once safely inside the telephone booth, he picked up the phone and began dialing his mother's number.
  • She rushed to the nearest telephone booth outside that infamous university and hastily dialed Matt's number.
  • She didn't have a phone, and there definitely wasn't a telephone booth around here, not in this part of the town.

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