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telemarketing (ˈtɛlɪˌmɑːkɪtɪŋ Pronunciation for telemarketing



  1. another name for telesales

Derived Forms

ˈteleˌmarketer noun

Word Origin

C20: short for tele(phone) marketing

Translations for 'telemarketing'

  • British English: telemarketing Telemarketing is a method of selling in which someone employed by a company telephones people to try and persuade them to buy the company's products or services. NOUNMany businesses have been turning to telemarketing as a way of contacting new customers.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: telemarketing
  • Chinese: 电话营销电電话話营營销銷
  • European Spanish: telemarketing
  • French: téléventes
  • German: Telemarketing
  • Italian: telemarketing
  • Japanese: テレマーケティング
  • Korean: 전화 판촉
  • Portuguese: telemarketing
  • Spanish: telemarketing

Example Sentences Including 'telemarketing'

As we predicted, telemarketing has grown as more people shop, bank and ask for information over the phone.
New Scientist (1999)
But spokesman Denis Carmel did say, "You can tell that there is a lot of people out there who are not very happy with telemarketing.
Toronto Sun (2003)
Geraldine Maistry said she had found the diary while Fyfer was working with her at a telemarketing company.
SA Star (2005)
He was hopeful that the regulations would help to clean up the image of telemarketing as well as save businesses money.
Independent (1999)
`Every wasted call costs UK firms about £2.50 and, given the size of the telemarketing business, that means potentially massive savings.
Independent (1999)


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