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 Pull out the duct tape, gas up the taxi squad and keep Triple-A El Paso on speed dial. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 May 2021 After beginning the drive, Fisher engaged and set the speed dial to zero, bringing the vehicle to a stop. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, 23 Apr. 2021 Tinsley said that mediator, retired Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Ken Fields, should be on everyone's speed dial. Mary Jo Pitzl, azcentral, 9 Mar. 2021 This allows for Huntsman to be on speed dial 24/7 and represent the company full-time. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 15 Apr. 2021 Its high-performance motor and easy-to-use variable speed dial will blend smoothies in seconds. Lizzy Briskin, chicagotribune.com, 22 Mar. 2021 The 20-year-old TikTok star, who’s starring in a Netflix flick and has the Kardashians on speed dial, knows millions of people are obsessed with her. Zoe Haylock, Vulture, 19 Mar. 2021 People who've programmed seven-digit phone numbers into speed dial functions or cellphone contact lists will need to reprogram those as 10-digit numbers in order to make a phone call after that point. Drake Bentley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 Mar. 2021 For others who don't happen to have a favorite infectious disease expert on speed dial, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention will soon publish guidelines for the fully vaccinated. Jen Christensen, CNN, 5 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of speed dial

1982, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of speed dial was in 1982

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Last Updated

25 May 2021

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“Speed dial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speed%20dial. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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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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