speed dial


Definition of speed dial

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

Other Words from speed dial

speed-dial verb

Examples of speed dial in a Sentence

a phone with speed dial
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First Known Use of speed dial

1982, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jul 2022

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“Speed dial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speed%20dial. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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