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tel·e·thon

 (tĕl′ə-thŏn′)
n.
A lengthy television program to raise funds for a charity.

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telethon

(ˈtɛləˌθɒn)
n
(Broadcasting) a lengthy television programme to raise charity funds, etc
[C20: from tele- + marathon]
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tel•e•thon

(ˈtɛl əˌθɒn)

n.
a television broadcast extended over many hours, usu. to raise money for a charity or cause.
[1945–50, Amer.]
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Translations

telethon

[ˈteləθɒn] N (TV) → telemaratón m (con fines benéficos)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

telethon

[ˈtɛlɪθɒn] ntéléthon m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

telethon

n sehr lange Fernsehsendung, in deren Verlauf Spenden für wohltätige Zwecke gesammelt werden, → Fernsehspendenaktion f
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telethon

[ˈtɛlɪˌθɒn] nTelethon m inv maratona televisiva
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