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televangelist Syllabification: tel·e·van·ge·list
Pronunciation: /ˌteləˈvanjələst/

Definition of televangelist in English:


chiefly North American
An evangelical preacher who appears regularly on television to preach and appeal for funds.
Example sentences
  • Today's religious airwaves are filled with radio and televangelists preaching the gospel of success.
  • We now know what happened with the televangelists.
  • A fiery televangelist recently testified to an ominous scenario in which God, in the Bible, is alerting faithful Bible readers to the awesome dangers of current and impending world events.


Pronunciation: /ˌteləˌvanˈjelikəl/
Example sentences
  • He said this tele-evangelical proclamation of the ‘good news’, centred on the individual is gradually eating away the fabric of Catholic life.
  • These churches engage in multiple business ventures from tele-evangelical services to lucrative music businesses and have slick websites offering ‘online shopping’.
  • Before any session, a remote controlled tele-evangelical advisor, in a video confession meeting, advises him on every matter and on every move.
Pronunciation: /ˌteləˈvanjəˌlizəm/
Example sentences
  • Television and televangelism usually work through viewership.
  • His riffs on the starving in Africa, relationships, Jesus Christ and the woeful state of televangelism in America, and, ironically, drunk driving are still beloved of comedy fans everywhere.
  • But let's not forget that professional wrestling, hate radio and televangelism are extremely popular.

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