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SMS Syllabification: SMS
Pronunciation: /esemˈes/

Definition of SMS in English:


Short message (or messaging) service, a system that enables mobile phone users to send and receive text messages.

noun (plural SMSs)

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A text message that is sent or received using SMS.

verb (SMSs, SMSing, SMSed)

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Send someone a text message using SMS: I’m SMSing more than speaking on my phone these days [with object]: SMS me or send me an email

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