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

Example Sentences

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

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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 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

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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