on the telephone

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

telephone play
  1. : an instrument for reproducing sounds at a distance

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

  2. : to send by telephone

  3. : to communicate by telephone


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