: a call-in show (as on radio)

Examples of phone-in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The meeting was unusual: In recent months, Putin has avoided public statements about the war and postponed his annual Russia Day phone-in show scheduled for June. Peter Rutland, Fortune, 20 June 2023 For three years, council committees dealing with real estate development, public safety, the environment and other big-ticket issues met on Zoom and relied on phone-in public comment to conduct their business — a practice initiated as part of pandemic-era restrictions on in-person gatherings. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phone-in was in 1963

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“Phone-in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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