phone Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds
telephone set; telephone.
- I talked to him on the telephone
noun (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
sound; speech sound.
noun electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear
earphone; earpiece; headphone.
- it was not the typing but the earphones that she disliked
verb get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
ring; call; telephone; call up.
- I tried to call you all night
- Take two aspirin and call me in the morning
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