Definition of Phone in English :

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Phone meaning in English

Meaning of Phone in English

Pronunciation of Phone in English

Phone pronunciation in English

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1. phone, telephone, telephone set

electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds

Example Sentences:
'I talked to him on the telephone'

2. phone, sound, speech sound

(phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language

3. earphone, earpiece, headphone, phone

electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear

Example Sentences:
'it was not the typing but the earphones that she disliked'


4. call, call up, phone, ring, telephone

get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone

Example Sentences:
'I tried to call you all night'
'Take two aspirin and call me in the morning'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of phone
noun, verb
short for telephone
a single uncomplicated speech sound

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noun, verb transitive, verb intransitiveWord forms: phoned or ˈphoning
any single speech sound considered as a physical event without reference to its place in the structure of a language

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A telephone.
v. phoned, phon·ing, phones
a. To make or try to make a telephone connection with; place a call to.
b. To dial (a specific number): Phone 411 for directory assistance.
2. To impart (information or news, for example) by telephone.
To telephone.
A speech sound considered without reference to its status as a phoneme or an allophone in a language.
1. Sound: homophone.
2. Device that receives or emits sound: geophone.
3. Speaker of a language: Anglophone.

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