What does telly mean?

Definitions for telly
ˈtɛl itel·ly

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word telly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. television receiver, television, television set, tv, tv set, idiot box, boob tube, telly, goggle boxnoun

    an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen

    "the British call a tv set a telly"


  1. tellynoun


  2. tellynoun

    A television set


  1. telly

    Telly is a British informal term for television. It is used to refer to the device itself or the act of watching programs broadcasted on television.

Rap Dictionary

  1. tellynoun

    Telly a hotel

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. TELLY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Telly is ranked #98099 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Telly surname appeared 185 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Telly.

    44.8% or 83 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    38.9% or 72 total occurrences were White.
    15.1% or 28 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'telly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1574

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of telly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of telly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of telly in a Sentence

  1. Heather Lydia Thornhill:

    I love you like when the telly breaks and all I can do is think of what loving words we can share.

  2. Vera Anderson/WireImage:

    The misunderstanding about cancel culture is some people think you should be able to say anything you want without consequences and that’s not true because we’re members of society and people are allowed to criticize you, they’re allowed to not buy your things, they’re allowed to burn your DVDs and they’re allowed to turn the telly off. What they’re not allowed to do is to bully other people into not going to see you.

  3. Philip Adams:

    It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever.

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