ringtone

noun ring·tone \ ˈriŋ-ˌtōn \
Updated on: 29 Apr 2018

Definition of ringtone

: the sound made by a cell phone to signal an incoming call

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First Known Use of ringtone

1983

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RINGTONE Defined for English Language Learners

ringtone

Definition of ringtone for English Language Learners

  • : the sound that a cell phone makes when someone is calling


RINGTONE Defined for Kids

ringtone

noun ring·tone \ ˈriŋ-ˌtōn \

Definition of ringtone for Students

: a sound made by a cell phone to signal that a call is coming in

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