Translation of telephone in Spanish:


teléfono, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈtɛləˌfoʊn//ˈtɛlɪfəʊn/


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    teléfono masculine
    (line/message/conversation) (before noun) telefónico
    over the telephone por teléfono
    • telephone answering machine contestador automático
    • telephone receiver tubo
    • telephone sex sexo telefónico
    • telephone subscriber abonada
    • Viewers will also get their chance to listen to the arguments and express their opinion - voting either online, via digital television or by telephone during the programme.
    • Households that did not return surveys in a ten days were contacted by telephone and were encouraged to either return the survey in the mail or complete the survey over the telephone.
    • Any changes of destination are notified ahead by telephone or radio so that arrival is anticipated.
    • Workers communicate by voice in meetings, in hall conversations, and by telephone.
    • In particular for offices, added to legacy data communication, wireless LAN has begun to be used for telephone and voice telephony services.
    • Some hearings may take place by telephone or video conference, reflecting an emphasis on technology.
    • She too spoke to school officials when problems arose relating to the children, more frequently by telephone perhaps.
    • In the event of discrepancies, we followed up participants by telephone and re-checked mobile phone data.
    • Transtelephonic event monitors transmit recordings by telephone to a central station.
    • General practitioners and patients were contacted by telephone to assess their satisfaction with the system and to determine whether further referrals for excision had been made.
    • For industrial and speciality chemicals, the suppliers acted more like catalogue sellers - their sales force responded to orders by telephone, telex, and more recently fax.
    • People spread their fears and new found information by telephone, mobile phone, text messages, email, and word of mouth.
    • It was used in the development of the country's telephone and radio system in the 1940s.
    • After discharge, patients recorded and transmitted their rhythm by telephone daily and whenever they had symptoms suggestive of atrial fibrillation.
    • In doing so, data can be captured at every point of customer contact from order entry to fulfilment whether that contact is by telephone, fax, call center or Web site.
    • It was the only form of communication, as no radio or telephone, television, video or film existed then.
    • In the call center, customer contact is predominantly by telephone, either inbound or outbound.
    • At midnight yesterday the Government imposed full control over all communication by telephone and telegraph.
    • Most people do not know it, but the voice coming over the telephone conveys a mental picture to the listener.
    • Information theory is a field of mathematics that scientists use to analyse strings of data, whether carried by DNA or radio waves or telephone wires.

transitive verb

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    (place/person) telefonear
    (person/place) llamar por teléfono a
    you can telephone your order puede hacer su pedido por teléfono

intransitive verb

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    I'll telephone for a taxi/an ambulance telefonearé / llamaré para pedir un taxi/para que venga una ambulancia