answering machine

noun

Definition of answering machine

:a machine that receives telephone calls by playing a recorded message and usually by recording messages from callers

Examples of answering machine in a Sentence

  1. I haven't spoken to him yet, but he left a message on my answering machine.

First Known Use of answering machine

1924


ANSWERING MACHINE Defined for English Language Learners

answering machine

noun

Definition of answering machine for English Language Learners

  • : a machine that answers the telephone and records messages left by the people who call


ANSWERING MACHINE Defined for Kids

answering machine

noun

Definition of answering machine for Students

:a machine that receives telephone calls and records messages from callers

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