telly

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tel·ly

 (tĕl′ē)
n. pl. tel·lies Chiefly British
A television set.

telly

(ˈtɛlɪ)
n, pl -lies
(Broadcasting) informal chiefly Brit short for television

tel•ly

(ˈtɛl i)

n., pl. -lies.
Chiefly Brit. television.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.telly - an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screentelly - an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen; "the British call a tv set a telly"
kinescope, picture tube, television tube - a cathode-ray tube in a television receiver; translates the received signal into a picture on a luminescent screen
receiver, receiving system - set that receives radio or tv signals
television system, television - a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points
telecasting, television, TV, video - broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects; "she is a star of screen and video"; "Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done" - Ernie Kovacs
Translations
telka
fjernsyn
telkkari
televizor
テレビ
텔레비전
televizija
tv
ทีวี
tivi

telly

[ˈtelɪ] N (Brit) → tele f

telly

[ˈtɛli] (British)
n (= television) → télé f
She's watching telly → Elle regarde la télé.
on telly → à la télé
modif [addict, presenter, show] → de télé

telly

n (Brit inf) → Fernseher m, → Glotze f (inf); on tellyim Fernsehen; to watch tellyfernsehen ? also television

telly

[ˈtɛlɪ] n abbr =television (Brit) (fam) → tele f inv
on the telly → alla tele

telly

تِلِفِزْيُون telka fjernsyn Fernseher τηλεόραση tele telkkari télé televizor televisione テレビ 텔레비전 tv TV telewizja televisão телевизор tv ทีวี televizyon tivi 电视
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Winning 5 bronze Tellies and gearing up for its 3rd season, Mission Makeover[TM] is a 13-week television series hosted by celebrity Julie Moran and follows the journey of selected women on their mission to transform their lives both inside and out.
Anyway, Captain Gaston and his crew travelled by warp speed to the year 2310 then, using some kind of teleport device, he basically materialised in the living room of unsuspecting TV users of the future who were watching their tellies.
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