on the telephone

Definition of on the telephone

  1. 1 :  using a telephone to talk to someone He came to the door while I was on the telephone.

  2. 2 British :  connected to a telephone system the percentage of households on the telephone

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  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)

  1. :  to speak to or attempt to reach by telephone

    :  to send by telephone

    :  to communicate by telephone

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to criticize severely

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