di·​al·​er ˈdī(-ə)-lər How to pronounce dialer (audio)
: a person or device that dials something (such as a telephone)
With the purchase of the right list, telephone dialers can force themselves and their cause on strangers, something the Internet can't do without unleashing a torrent of angry responses from e-mail users …Nicholas von Hoffman
Her group put together a petition signed by more than 100,000 consumers demanding that regulators crack down on companies … using automated dialers and recorded voices to market scams.Shawn Zeller

Examples of dialer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Please help with this by checking your dialer settings, and setting it to disconnect after 30 minutes of inactivity. Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 21 July 2023 Tweak these settings by opening up the dialer app and heading to Settings > Spam and Call Screen. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 22 July 2022 The technical efforts at play here meant that the phones connected to BW3 didn’t need any hardware or software changes — no fancy apps required, just the standard Samsung dialer. Jess Weatherbed, The Verge, 26 Apr. 2023 Step 1 Open your phone dialer. Toby Grey, BGR, 21 Sep. 2022 What are the benefits of a power dialer? Dimitri Akhrin, Forbes, 7 May 2021 The number seems to have since been updated, by the way, to give the dialer an error message. Andy Meek, BGR, 10 Jan. 2022 Amazon Says the new communication capabilities include a predictive dialer that automatically calls customers in a list but throttles outreach based on agent availability. Patrick Moorhead, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 Members conduct phone-banking using a progressive dialer that digitally places calls and channels them to available volunteers. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dialer was in 1922

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“Dialer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dialer. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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