dialling tone

noun

Definition of dialling tone

British
:the sound that comes from a telephone when it is ready for a call to be made :(US) dial tone

Word by Word Definitions

dial play dialling
  1. : the face of a sundial

  2. : timepiece

  3. : the graduated face of a timepiece

  1. : to measure with a dial

  2. : to manipulate a device (such as a dial) so as to operate, regulate, or select

  3. : call

tone play
  1. : vocal or musical sound of a specific quality

  2. : a sound of definite pitch and vibration

  3. : whole step

  1. : to impart tone to : strengthen

  2. : to soften or reduce in intensity, color, appearance, or sound : mellow

  3. : to change the normal silver image of (something, such as a photographic print) into a colored image


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