- n. （美）电话；电话机；电话耳机
- vi. 打电话
- vt. 打电话给…
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- telephone (v.)
- 1878, from telephone (n.). Related: Telephoned; telephoning.
- telephone (n.)
- 1835, "system for conveying words over distance by musical notes" (devised in 1828 by French composer Jean-François Sudré (1787-1862); each tone played over several octaves represented a letter of the alphabet), from French téléphone (c. 1830), from télé- "far" (see tele-) + phone "sound, voice," from PIE root *bha- (2) "to speak, tell, say" (see fame (n.)). Sudré's system never proved practical. Also used of other apparatus early 19c., including "instrument similar to a foghorn for signaling from ship to ship" (1844). The electrical communication tool was first described in modern form by Philip Reis (1861); developed by Scottish-born inventor Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), and so called by him from 1876.
- 1. He will have been heartened by the telephone opinion poll published yesterday.
- 2. "I think I hear the telephone ringing."—"Okay, I can take a hint."
- 3. The Chief Constable's clipped tones crackled over the telephone line.
- 4. I ripped out the telephone wire that ran through to his office.
- 5. He edged closer to the telephone, ready to grab it.
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