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An evangelist who conducts religious telecasts.

[Blend of television and evangelist.]

tel′e·van′gel·ism n.


(Protestantism) US an evangelical preacher who appears regularly on television, preaching the gospel and appealing for donations from viewers
[C20: from tele(vision) + (e)vangelist]


(ˌtɛl ɪˈvæn dʒə lɪst)

an evangelist who conducts religious services on television.
tel`e•van′ge•lism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.televangelist - an evangelist who conducts services on television
evangelist, gospeler, gospeller, revivalist - a preacher of the Christian gospel


[ˌtelɪˈvændʒəlɪst] Nevangelista mf de la tele


[ˌtɛlɪˈvændʒəlɪst] ntélévangéliste m


n (esp US) → Fernsehevangelist(in) m(f)
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