conference call


Definition of conference call

: a telephone call by which a caller can speak with several people at the same time

Examples of conference call in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jeter said, perhaps too modestly, on a conference call Tuesday night with reporters. James Wagner, New York Times, "Derek Jeter and Larry Walker Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame," 21 Jan. 2020 Not sure that resonates with Ed and others at the swirling conference called J.P. Morgan in San Francisco, but that, too, shall pass. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, "Pharmalittle: FDA acts faster but with less proof; Democratic debaters double down on drug pricing," 15 Jan. 2020 Banerjee said that Byton aims to partner with companies so that the screen can run apps for things such as video streaming or video conference calls (while the vehicle is parked, of course). Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "China's Byton Shows Production-Ready M-Byte EV," 8 Jan. 2020 Taylor, in testimony that Democratic lawmakers described as leaving them gasping, discussed hunting for answers from other U.S. officials about why the aid was frozen after learning about it from a budget staffer on a conference call. Josh Lederman, NBC News, "Impeachment hearings depict a quid pro quo that evolved over time," 25 Oct. 2019 Rams coach Sean McVay was asked on a conference call Wednesday of Garrett’s play. Mary Kay Cabot,, "Myles Garrett says he’s not a dirty player: ‘That’s not me’," 18 Sep. 2019 Ars reached out to Mobileye for response and sat in on a conference call this morning with senior company executives. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Signs from above: Drone with projector successfully trolls car AI," 28 June 2019 Chany began to host conference calls, later posted on Akeres Habayis. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "Fear, Misinformation, and Measles Spread in Brooklyn," 24 June 2019 The Boeing Company releases financial results for the fourth quarter of 2019 in a conference call with President and CEO David Calhoun and Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Enterprise Performance & Strategy Greg Smith. Jamie Mcintyre, Washington Examiner, "Internal review calls for renewed focus on leadership and discipline among US special operations commandos," 29 Jan. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'conference call.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of conference call

1941, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about conference call

Time Traveler for conference call

Time Traveler

The first known use of conference call was in 1941

See more words from the same year

Statistics for conference call

Last Updated

15 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Conference call.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for conference call

conference call


English Language Learners Definition of conference call

: a telephone call in which someone talks to several people at the same time

More from Merriam-Webster on conference call

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for conference call

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with conference call

Comments on conference call

What made you want to look up conference call? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

February 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • squirrel in winter
  • Which is a synonym of probity?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!