speak·​er·​phone | \ ˈspē-kər-ˌfōn How to pronounce speakerphone (audio) \

Definition of speakerphone

: a combination microphone and loudspeaker device for two-way communication by telephone

Examples of speakerphone in a Sentence

We used the speakerphone for the call so that everyone could hear what was said. He put her on speakerphone so that everyone could hear what she said.
Recent Examples on the Web Harris joined Biden and the first lady moments later in the Oval Office, where Floyd's family was patched in by speakerphone. Kevin Liptak, CNN, 25 Apr. 2021 This not connection carries audio data over the cable as well as providing power to the speakerphone. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 Stop holding your phone when making a call and use your Echo as a speakerphone. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 18 Mar. 2021 Bell, a real estate broker, spent the last year driving around Miami in a car separate from clients, once giving a tour by speakerphone and pointing out landmarks. Jennifer Steinhauer New York Times, Star Tribune, 21 Mar. 2021 Pre-Covid-19, the person at the other end of my conference call was working out of a hollow conference room on speakerphone. Max Silber, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 At 7:55, Ruvkun called her brother, who’d offered to help, and put him on speakerphone. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, 22 Feb. 2021 Calling into a private RNC member breakfast, where party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel put him on speakerphone, the president was greeted with applause. Katherine Doyle, Washington Examiner, 11 Jan. 2021 Later, the church’s senior pastor, Benny Tate, took the stage and put Perdue on speakerphone. Jeremy Redmon, ajc, 4 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of speakerphone

1955, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jun 2021

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“Speakerphone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speakerphone. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of speakerphone

chiefly US : a feature on a telephone that allows you to talk and listen to someone without holding the receiver to your head


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