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Definition of "telephone receiver" [telephone receiver]

  • Earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "telephone receiver" in a sentence
  • "Olivier Lecoeur held the telephone receiver awkwardly and stared at the map, probably without seeing it."
  • "Belying his nonchalance, he leaned forward over the tall desk and watched with interest as the concierge raised a telephone receiver to his ear, then pressed the call button for the penthouse."
  • "As far as telephones are concerned, I truly believe there’s a need for a new type of medical specialist, the “telephonilogical surgeon,” because most adolescents need emergency surgery to remove the telephone receiver that has fused to their ear."