on the phone

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on the phone

1 : using a telephone to talk to someone
  • Can you see who's at the door? I'm on the phone.
  • I was on the phone with my sister until late last night.
2 British : connected to a telephone system
  • How many households aren't on the phone?

Word by Word Definitions

phone play
  1. : a speech sound considered as a physical event without regard to its place in the sound system of a language

  1. : telephone

  2. : earphone

  1. : telephone

  1. : sound

  2. : speaker of (a specified language)

  1. : of or relating to a population that speaks (a specified language)


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