Definition of teletype in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈteləˌtīp/


1A kind of teleprinter.
Example sentences
  • I remember the sound of wires humming and teletypes hammering away with wire services.
  • These older editors were designed for use on a teletype and could display only one line of text at a time.
  • In a fit of anger and frustration she threw away all her teletype machines one day and refused to use the relay services any more.
1.1A message received and printed by a teleprinter.
Example sentences
  • The satellite, launched in 1965, was intended to operate as a switchboard relaying radio, television, teletype, and telephone messages between North America and Europe.


[with object]
Send (a message) by means of a teleprinter.
Example sentences
  • The US intelligence officer knew this and he immediately teletyped the message to Washington.
  • I do remember teletyping you a message a few days before the last mission and finding out that you were still okay.
  • In constructing a simulation of paranoid thought processes, we designed an algorithm capable of handling the linguistic expressions used by interviewers in teletyped diagnostic psychiatric interviews.

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Syllabification: Tel·e·type

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