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Telly and films has been my thing, not necessarily by choice, and if the right piece of theatre came along, I would jump at it.
Darren Boyd

Meaning of "telly" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TELLY

telly  [ˈtɛlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TELLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Telly is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TELLY


belly
ˈbɛlɪ
Corelli
kɒˈrɛlɪ
Delhi
ˈdɛlɪ
deli
ˈdɛlɪ
gelly
ˈdʒɛlɪ
Helle
ˈhɛlɪ
jelly
ˈdʒɛlɪ
Kelly
ˈkɛlɪ
Machiavelli
ˌmækɪəˈvɛlɪ
Minnelli
mɪˈnɛlɪ
nelly
ˈnɛlɪ
saltarelli
ˌsæltəˈrɛlɪ
Shelley
ˈʃɛlɪ
skelly
ˈskɛlɪ
smelly
ˈsmɛlɪ
tagliatelle
ˌtæljəˈtɛlɪ
Tirunelveli
ˌtɪrʊˈnɛlvɛlɪ
underbelly
ˈʌndəˌbɛlɪ
vermicelli
ˌvɜːmɪˈsɛlɪ
welly
ˈwɛlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TELLY

telling off
tellingly
tellinoid
telltale
tellural
tellurate
telluretted
tellurian
telluric
telluric acid
telluride
tellurion
tellurise
tellurite
tellurium
tellurize
tellurometer
tellurous
Tellus
telnet

WORDS THAT END LIKE TELLY

beer belly
Clovelly
cruelly
Delhi belly
delly
Donnelly
felly
grape jelly
gravelly
Kennelly
Llanelly
novelly
parallelly
petroleum jelly
potbelly
royal jelly
shelly
squirrelly
yellow belly
yellow-belly

Synonyms and antonyms of telly in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «telly» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TELLY

Find out the translation of telly to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of telly from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «telly» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

电视
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tele
570 millions of speakers

English

telly
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टीवी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تِلِفِزْيُون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

телевизор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

televisão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দূরেক্ষণযন্ত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

télé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Telly
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Fernseher
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

テレビ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

텔레비전
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Telly
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tivi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தொலைக்காட்சி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दूरदर्शन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

televizyon
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

televisione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

telewizja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

телевізор
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

televizor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τηλεόραση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kijkbuis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tv
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

TV
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of telly

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TELLY»

The term «telly» is quite widely used and occupies the 23.663 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TELLY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «telly» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «telly» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about telly

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10 QUOTES WITH «TELLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word telly.
1
Sophie Aldred
'Doctor Who' was my first telly job, and before that I did a lot of theatre in education, children's theatre.
2
Beryl Bainbridge
When I got a telly we had no aerial, but I discovered that if I or one of the children stood by it you could get a picture. So I had to make a statue that could stand by the telly.
3
Darren Boyd
Telly and films has been my thing, not necessarily by choice, and if the right piece of theatre came along, I would jump at it.
4
Julian Clary
I thought they were staring at me because I was gay. But it was because I was on the telly.
5
Anton du Beke
I like to get up and get out. Otherwise you end up kicking about, and it's easy to flick the telly on; then before you know it, it is 11 A.M. and you haven't done anything.
6
Russell T Davies
I hate the idea that I have to represent any particular section of society; I just write good telly, that's all.
7
Daisy Donovan
It takes time and energy, and if I'm working, then I'd rather flop in front of the telly than put on a tiny dress and work out how to get myself to God knows where. I mean, lazy some would call it.
8
Sia Furler
I'm really visually stimulated more than anything. I don't really listen to music. I'm more into watching telly or watching movies and visual art.
9
Alexander Hanson
There are times when I think, if I were a bit more famous, life could be easier in terms of work because producers want bums on seats, and they're going to get bums on seats if they get a name, if you have had that series on telly.
10
Shirley Henderson
It's odd, because I used to see pictures, on telly or wherever, of what I now know to be Shaftesbury Avenue and I used to wonder what that amazing street with all the lights was. Well, now I know. I think when you get a wee taste of something, it maybe isn't what you thought it was.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TELLY»

Discover the use of telly in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to telly and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Turn Off the Telly
A step-up from Twisters, ZigZag provides a range of stories for emergent readers in approximately 150 carefully chosen words. These are fun, very easy to read, real stories with turn-the-page appeal and a beginning, middle and an end.
Charlie Gardner, 2007
2
Sesame Street Telly's Purple Stickers
Telly might be a bit of a worry wart, but there's no doubt that he enjoys the color purple. This little book is filled with lots of purple stickers, including a a balloon, grapes, a crayon, an ice cream cone, and more.
Sesame Street, 2011
3
Telly's Torch
A slices-of-life novel everyone can enjoy. Follow Telly Yiopoulos as he reveals interesting, exciting and humorous experiences of his life from boyhood to manhood during the early 1900's.
Bill Thomas, 2004
4
Telly Tales: The Adventures of Telly the Owl
Roc the Croc (Read about him in Tales of the Swamp Creatures) is the only crocodile that lived in Telly's territory. Usually Roc was “his happy old self” singing songs, swishing and rolling in the water andhaving fun with the other creatures that ...
Paul David Powers, 2010
5
Jelleyman’s Thrown a Wobbly: Saturday Afternoons in Front of ...
The cult SkySports Soccer Saturday anchorman delivers a volley of entertaining and informative anecdotes about life in front of the videprinter.
Jeff Stelling, 2009
6
We Want to be On the Telly (Pocket Money Puffin)
'We're going to be on the telly,' said Mum. Dad stood behind her, grinning as if he' d just won a million pounds AND free chocolate for the rest of his life. 'Really?' I said. 'On TV? What for?' 'Don't know,' said Mum. 'We haven't decided yet.
Jeremy Strong, 2010
7
Guido & The Alien Telly
Francesca Morosi. dfiddy sflys fhfii Telly is nfi'r 900d For a child creflfiviWmummy Says 'rhflf hB should stay awn)! From if if he wflnts h: be really clevEIZThEy 50y wfitching telly i5 pflrflculurl)' bad 1:1? bed Time BUI Guido dOeSn'f understand it!
Francesca Morosi
8
Mrs Slocombe's Pussy: Growing Up in Front of the Telly
'The Fever Pitch of telly.
Stuart Jeffries, 2008
9
... as A Tale That Is Told
“Oh ho,” said Louisa, turning back to attend to serving of the food. It was about three days later that Louisa observed it. The tops of the neat rows of each bed were interspersed with seedlings about twelve inches apart, except Telly's beds.
Annette Osborne, 2010
10
All in the Best Possible Taste: Growing Up Watching Telly in ...
With great humour and affection, Tom Bromley tells the story of a childhood spent with his three siblings and that other all-important family member; the television set.
Tom Bromley, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TELLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term telly is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Werner Enterprises Receives a Bronze Telly Award
“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, ... Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
2
Ken Garff Wins Big At The 36th Annual Telly Awards
"The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video," said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. "Ken Garff's accomplishment ... «PR Newswire, Jun 15»
3
Cord Media Creative Honored With Three Telly Awards
"The Telly is one of the most sought-after awards in the TV, commercial and video industry, so to be honored with three awards, including the top Silver Award, ... «GlobeNewswire, Jun 15»
4
Vin Diesel 'to help produce and star in adaptation of cop drama Kojak'
The 47-year-old Furious 7 actor looks primed to star as the bald-headed, lollipop-loving Lieutenant Theo Kojak, who was previously played by Telly Savalas, ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
5
Telly Hankton trial moved to 2016
New Orleans crime boss Telly Hankton will wait another year to go to trial in a federal racketeering case that was filed 2012. After meeting Thursday (June 18) ... «NOLA.com, Jun 15»
6
Telly Lockette's approach benefitting Oregon State Beavers running …
CORVALLIS — The first day of spring practice, Oregon State running backs coach Telly Lockette stressed to his ball-carriers to keep their pad level down as they ... «OregonLive.com, Apr 15»
7
Video: Home and Away's Alf Stewart gives the Republic of Telly
The actor channelled all of his best/ scariest talents to absolutely berate Kevin and Bernard on last night's Republic of Telly in this gas skit. There's something ... «JOE, Apr 15»
8
Video: Check out Republic of Telly's incredibly funny MMA skit …
If you're a fan of the 'gentle-ribbing' humour of Republic of Telly (read: ripping the absolutely shite out of Irish celebrities and/or anyone else that gets in their ... «JOE, Mar 15»
9
Feds won't seek death penalty against convicted murderer Telly
Telly Hankton was called the most dangerous man in New Orleans in 2012 by Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Hankton is accused of running a wide-ranging crime ring in ... «WDSU New Orleans, Jan 15»
10
Telly Lockette hired as Oregon State Beavers running backs coach …
New Oregon State coach Gary Andersen has completed his staff with the hiring of South Florida's Telly Lockette as running backs coach, the school officially ... «OregonLive.com, Dec 14»

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