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 My captors called my family and put them on speakerphone. Eli Grober, The New Yorker, 27 July 2022 The second product that Poly launched was the Poly Sync 10 USB speakerphone. Patrick Moorhead, Forbes, 26 May 2022 Buhle met with Finnegan and the family therapist, and her oldest daughter, Naomi, was on speakerphone. Ella Lee, USA TODAY, 14 June 2022 The Jabra Speak750 is a full-featured speakerphone that can communicate wirelessly over Bluetooth, or by using the special Jabra Bluetooth dongle. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 18 May 2022 Later, when Bush and Cheney called in by speakerphone, Cheney singled out Kaplan for praise, joking that his shy policy aide made for an unlikely rioter. Benjamin Wofford, Wired, 10 Mar. 2022 Another person close to the former president’s operations said McIntosh was a frequent presence at Mar-a-Lago, in-person and on speakerphone, throughout 2021. Isaac Arnsdorf, Washington Post, 16 May 2022 Subsequent bodycam video appears to show a deputy speaking with Baldwin on speakerphone. Fox News, 26 Apr. 2022 In deputy body camera video, Gerald Flint is seen sitting at a table, surrounded by deputies, with Suzanne Flint on speakerphone. Christian Martinezstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of speakerphone

1955, in the meaning defined above

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2 Aug 2022

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“Speakerphone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speakerphone. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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