Definition of Skype in English:


Syllabification: Skype
Pronunciation: /skīp
(also skype)


[with object]
Have a spoken conversation with (someone) over the Internet using the software application Skype, frequently also viewing by webcam: my parents want to know when is a good time to Skype me [no object]: the point was to chat and Skype with co-workers and friends
More example sentences
  • In the same way that they can listen to music while watching TV, texting, Skyping and doing their homework, they can choose which elements of a celebrity or a lifestyle they wish to embrace and which they don't.
  • Please don't Skype us personally about the broadcast, just click that link and follow the instructions.
  • Consumers do not want to carry numerous single-purpose gadgets and are choosing devices with more functions, such as the iPad 2 with front and back cameras and the ability to Skype.


early 21st century: from Skype, the proprietary name of the software application.

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