telephone number


Definition of telephone number

: a number assigned to a telephone line for a specific phone or set of phones (as for a residence) that is used to call that phone

called also phone number

Examples of telephone number in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thus, clear instructions, readily available support, and a telephone number can make all the difference to their experience. Gary Drenik, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 That initial fraud alert should ensure that the best telephone number to reach you at is added to the alert. Yec, Forbes, 6 May 2022 No one at the company had his private telephone number; all calls, appointments, questions were first screened by Carelli. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 22 May 2022 Members should not respond to emails that ask them to update their personal information online or by dialing a telephone number. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, 5 Apr. 2022 No one responded to a message left at a telephone number listed for Brand's mother. CBS News, 10 May 2022 No one responded to a message left at a telephone number listed for Brand’s mother. Jeffrey Collins, ajc, 9 May 2022 Has that point yet been reached for leaving your telephone number? Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2022 An 11-year-old Ukrainian boy who fled to Slovakia alone — with a plastic bag, a passport and a telephone number scrawled on his hand — was hailed by authorities. Washington Post, 7 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of telephone number

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of telephone number was in 1880

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Last Updated

19 Jun 2022

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“Telephone number.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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