speed dial


Definition of speed dial

: a telephone function by which a selected stored number can be dialed by pressing only one key

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Other Words from speed dial

speed-dial verb

Examples of speed dial in a Sentence

a phone with speed dial
Recent Examples on the Web Another study, by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, which advocates for online access, found that in San Francisco almost 11% of residents lacked internet access at home in 2018, while 20% relied on low-speed dial-up access. Miki Katoni And Nina Sparling, SFChronicle.com, "Distance learning for some kids at SF elementary school came with an extra challenge: No internet connection," 19 June 2020 Her phone is never quiet — everyone in West Dallas seems to have her on speed dial. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, "As ‘Angel of West Dallas’ comes to her neighbors’ rescue, she worries coronavirus will accelerate gentrification," 1 May 2020 For the fashionistas who don't already have their own stylist on speed dial, PS Dept gives users access to a personal fashion consultant 24/7. Alyssa Coscarelli, Harper's BAZAAR, "12 Fashion Apps to Download Now," 8 Apr. 2020 The building also has a full-time sommelier on speed dial just for residents. Rachel King, Fortune, "Luxury Residences Are Catering to Tenants With In-House Wine Services," 21 Sep. 2019 When evil needs public relations, evil has Burson-Marsteller on speed dial. Washington Post, "Harold Burson, public relations giant often called upon during a crisis, dies at 98," 13 Jan. 2020 Some of her actions have resulted in threats, but her husband, Tim, 58, is either by her side or on speed dial. Vincent T. Davis, ExpressNews.com, "Nonprofit founder advocates for those in need across San Antonio," 23 Dec. 2019 But copping Gomez's exact outfit might require a celebrity stylist on speed dial. Halie Lesavag, Glamour, "Selena Gomez Wore Two Chic Winter Outfits to Promote ‘Rare’," 15 Dec. 2019 So go ahead: Own your orgasm; be its primary contact, its first number on speed dial. Haley Swanson, Glamour, "6 Benefits of Female Masturbation That Will Convince You to Do it More," 30 May 2019

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First Known Use of speed dial

1982, in the meaning defined above

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29 Jun 2020

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“Speed dial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speed%20dial. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of speed dial

chiefly US : a feature on some telephones that allows a person to call certain phone numbers quickly by pressing only one button

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