dialling tone

noun

Definition of dialling tone

British

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

Word by Word Definitions

dialplay dialling
  1. :  the face of a sundial

    :  timepiece

    :  the graduated face of a timepiece

  1. :  to measure with a dial

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

    :  call

toneplay
  1. :  vocal or musical sound of a specific quality

    :  musical sound with respect to timbre and manner of expression

    :  a sound of definite pitch and vibration

  1. :  to impart tone to :  strengthen

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

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


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