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An example use of telephone in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… driver to hit a telephone pole …”
Telephone is a device that allows two or more people to communicate with each other over a distance.
the word telephone occurs in english on average 13.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.