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phone

noun \ ˈfōn \

Definition of phone

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

Origin and Etymology of phone

Greek phōnē


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phone

noun

Definition of phone

Origin and Etymology of phone

by shortening

Other Telecommunications Terms


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phone

verb

Definition of phone

phoned; phoning

Examples of phone in a Sentence

  1. Someone from the newspaper will be phoning with a few questions.

  2. she phoned her friend to invite her over for dinner

First Known Use of phone

1885

phone Synonyms

Synonyms
dial, call, ring (up) [chiefly British], telephone
Related Words
beep, buzz; call in; cold-call

Other Telecommunications Terms


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-phone

noun combining form

Definition of -phone

1 :sound
  • homophone
often in names of musical instruments and sound-transmitting devices
  • radiophone
  • xylophone
2 :speaker of (a specified language)
  • Francophone

Origin and Etymology of -phone

Greek -phōnos sounding, from phōnē


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-phone

adjective combining form

Definition of -phone

:of or relating to a population that speaks (a specified language)
  • Francophone

Origin and Etymology of -phone

French, from Greek -phōnos


PHONE Defined for English Language Learners

phone

verb

Definition of phone for English Language Learners

  • : to speak or try to speak to (someone) over a telephone system


-phone

noun combining form

Definition of -phone for English Language Learners

  • : sound

  • : a speaker of a specified language


PHONE Defined for Kids

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phone

noun \ ˈfōn \

Definition of phone for Students


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phone

verb

Definition of phone for Students

phoned; phoning


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