Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: teller
IPA transcription: [t'ɛlɚ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: narrator, storyteller, teller
    Meaning: someone who tells a story
  • Synonyms: teller, cashier, bank_clerk
    Meaning: an employee of a bank who receives and pays out money
  • Synonyms: teller, vote_counter
    Meaning: an official appointed to count the votes (especially in legislative assembly)
  • Synonyms: Teller, Edward_Teller
    Meaning: United States physicist (born in Hungary) who worked on the first atom bomb and the first hydrogen bomb (1908-2003)
Usage examples
  • The paying teller of a bank, says Mr. Woods, must keep his eyes open for new dangers as well as old ones.
  • From this ticket, which is first checked up by the receiving teller, the amount of your deposit is placed to your credit.
  • And almost before the end the little story teller had fallen asleep with her head tipped back against the Tree Man's chest.
  • The altered check is the bane of the paying teller's profession, and it is the general practice in conservative banks to accept no checks or other paper which shows signs of erasure or alteration in either words or figures.
  • During the first year or two he is principally remembered in Springfield as an excellent talker, the life and soul of the little gatherings about the county offices, a story- teller of the first rank, a good-natured, friendly fellow whom everybody liked and trusted.
  • This is ill-advised for two reasons: First, it is much easier to alter a typewritten check than one filled in with a pen; in the second place, a teller, in passing on the genuineness of a check, takes into consideration the character of the handwriting in the body of the check as well as in the signature.