Definition of side tone in English:

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side tone

noun

Feedback in a telephone receiver, in particular the reproduction of the user’s own voice.
Example sentences
  • This subtractive procedure can eliminate most side tone to the point where, in a well set-up system, the listeners voice is removed completely.
  • The side tone is that made from vibrations moving sideways through the bar rather that along it, and is usually too weak to be heard on its own.

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