One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An advertisement placed in a newspaper or magazine by telephone.
- ‘June had worked in the advertising department at the newspaper for more than 40 years, working in the reception and tele-ads before becoming tele-ads supervisor.’
- ‘Going by the countless tele-ads that puncture them, it does not need any extraordinary wisdom to perceive that they lure the youth into conspicuous consumption.’
- ‘This ‘word-of-mouth’ advertising is what the big TV advertisers most fear: your product endorsement to your friends actually carries much more clout than an expensive tele-ad.’
- ‘But a tele-ad girl checked with the race secretary and learned that the event will definitely go ahead this Saturday.’
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