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phone1 British & World English

A telephone

phone2 British & World English

A speech sound; the smallest discrete segment of sound in a stream of speech

-phone British & World English

Denoting an instrument using or connected with sound

phone English Thesaurus

she spent hours on the phone

car phone British & World English

A cellular phone designed for use in a motor vehicle

phone-in British & World English

A radio or television programme during which the listeners or viewers telephone the studio and participate

phone sex British & World English

Sexually explicit telephone conversation engaged in for sexual gratification

phone-in New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

cell phone British & World English

A mobile phone

phone bank British & World English

A battery of telephones

phone book British & World English

A telephone directory

phone call British & World English

An instance of speaking to someone on the phone or attempting to contact someone by phone

phone tree British & World English

A menu-driven system that routes callers to recordings, more menus, or a person, depending on their responses

camera phone British & World English

A mobile phone incorporating a digital camera

feature phone British & World English

A mobile phone that incorporates features such as the ability to access the Internet and store and play music but lacks the advanced functionality of a smartphone

mobile phone British & World English

A telephone with access to a cellular radio system so it can be used over a wide area, without a physical connection to a network

phone hacking British & World English

The action or practice of gaining unauthorized access to data stored in another person’s phone, especially in order to access their voicemail

phone tapping British & World English

The action or practice of connecting a device to a telephone so that the conversation can be listened to secretly

phone it in in phone1 British & World English

Work or perform without much effort, interest, or enthusiasm

payphone British & World English

A public telephone that is operated by coins or by a credit or prepaid card

satphone British & World English

A telephone that transmits its signal via a geostationary communications satellite

answerphone British & World English

A telephone answering machine

dumbphone British & World English

A basic mobile phone that lacks the advanced functionality characteristic of a smartphone

entryphone British & World English

A type of intercom at the entrance to a building by which visitors are required to identify themselves before the door is unlocked by an internal device

phonecard British & World English

A prepaid card which allows the user to make telephone calls up to a specified number of units using a cardphone

smartphone British & World English

A mobile phone that performs many of the functions of a computer, typically having a touchscreen interface, Internet access, and an operating system capable of running downloaded apps

softphone British & World English

A piece of software that allows the user to make telephone calls over the Internet

videophone British & World English

A telephone device transmitting and receiving a visual image as well as sound

speakerphone British & World English

A telephone with a loudspeaker and microphone, which does not need to be held in the hand


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