Definition of busy signal in English:

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busy signal


North American term for engaged tone.
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.

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