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They have a telephone next to their bed.
a digital cordless telephone
The telephone’s been ringing all morning.
Pascoe picked up the telephone and said “Hello.”
May I use your telephone?
The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell.
People are interviewed over the telephone.
I placed my order by telephone two weeks ago.
a telephone line/dial/switchboard
This is the American English definition of telephone. View British English definition of telephone.