a device, especially one that is connected to a landline, that is used for talking to people who are elsewhere and have access to a similar device
synonyms : phonetelephone set
the part of the telephone that one holds, speaks into, and hears responses from
1. Samples of voices from security camera tapes, telephone answering machines, or other recording devices can be scanned electronically.
2. She telephones the police.
3. She answers telephones.
4. Today's word is telephone.