on the telephone
Definition of on the telephone
1 : using a telephone to talk to someone He came to the door while I was on the telephone.
2 British : connected to a telephone system the percentage of households on the telephone
Word by Word Definitions
: an instrument for reproducing sounds at a distance
: one in which sound is converted into electrical impulses for transmission (as by wire or radio waves)
: to speak to or attempt to reach by telephone
: to send by telephone
: to communicate by telephone
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