Definition of phone-in in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊnɪn/


chiefly British
1A radio or television programme during which the listeners or viewers telephone the studio and participate.
Example sentences
  • D-Day on the BBC also includes a wide range of regional output, from documentaries and news coverage to magazine programmes and phone-ins, both on radio and television.
  • But I'm sure that those poor souls who are charged with thinking up topics for BBC radio phone-ins and discussion programmes will be lapping this one up.
  • As the controversy spread from the broadsheets to the tabloids, to the daytime talkshows and the radio phone-ins, parental anxieties intensified.
1.1 [as modifier] Denoting something conducted by people leaving answers or messages by telephone: a phone-in contest
More example sentences
  • We don't need a 1-900 phone-in poll to get that answer.
  • All GAA clubs and pubs in the region were contacted about the phone-in auction which was conducted by neighbour, Patrick O'Brien, last week.
  • It was a phone-in poll, so unscientific, but it was the largest vote they've ever recorded and the results were so emphatic it must be indicative of something.

Words that rhyme with phone-in

Cronin, ronin, serotonin

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