redial

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noun

re·​dial ˈrē-ˌdī(-ə)l How to pronounce redial (audio)
rē-ˈdī(-ə)l
: a function on a telephone that automatically repeats the dialing of the last number called
also : a button that invokes this function

redial

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verb

redialed; redialing; redials

transitive + intransitive

: to dial a phone number again
redial a busy number
Some phones can be set to automatically redial after a short delay.

redial

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adjective

re·​di·​al ˈrē-dē-əl How to pronounce redial (audio)
: of, relating to, or being the redia or rediae of a digenetic trematode
redial larvae

Examples of redial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
The phone includes the usual round of flip phone features, including redial, mute, hold, text messaging, and a, um, hinge. Wired Blogs, WIRED, 16 Mar. 2006
Verb
The narrative is enigmatic enough to repeatedly bring back the listener — who must redial after several disconnections — and forgive an ending that doesn’t quite land. Thomas Floyd, Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1980, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1926, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of redial was in 1919

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“Redial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redial. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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redial

noun
re·​dial ˈrē-ˌdī(-ə)l How to pronounce redial (audio)
rē-ˈdī(-ə)l
: a function on a telephone that automatically repeats the dialing of the last number called
also : a button that activates this function
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