Definition of busy signal in English:

busy signal

Line breaks: busy sig¦nal


  • North American term for engaged tone.
    More example sentences
    • Customers reported phone holds of an hour or longer, nonstop busy signals and missed service appointments.
    • That got me concerned, because you almost never get a busy signal on a cell phone.
    • He dialed the number of friend after friend, to get only answering machines, busy signals, and little siblings.

More definitions of busy signal

Definition of busy signal in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space