(also engaged signal)
A sound indicating that a telephone line is engaged.
- Well, since last Thursday we have been trying to call the phone number repeatedly, but all we've been getting is a permanently engaged tone, or a ringing tone followed by a dead tone.
- Whatever time of day I try and call their helpline I get the engaged tone.
- He hung up, and the engaged signal sounded in my ear.
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