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American English: /ˈdaɪ(ə)l/
British English: /dʌɪəl/

Translation of dial in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (on clock, watch)
    Example sentences
    • The dial on your dive watch would send a Geiger counter into cardiac arrest.
    • Although described as a clock, the time-piece element - the tiny watch dial in the uppermost section - is its least significant feature.
    • When the watch dial is lit, the tick marks appear as lit jewels.
    1.2 (on measuring instrument)
    Example sentences
    • The old scale was analog, with a dial and a pointer that waggled a bit unless you stood perfectly still.
    • Most of the children are weighed, the smallest kicking and screaming as they are slipped into bags and suspended from scales, the dial sometimes barely registering their existence.
    • I stood on my new evil scales and the dial screamed 11 stone 7.
    1.3 (of telephone)
    Example sentences
    • His finger swerves over the dial; the telephone is too slow.
    • When Caligari refuses to let Jane retrieve her car the next morning, she tries to call for help, but there's a lock on the telephone dial.
    • One shop had a telephone with a dial just like the one I remember us having when I was a kid.
    1.4 (on radio)
    Example sentences
    • Turn the film speed dial from the ASA of the film you are using to the next highest film speed.
    • In disgust, Amy reaches over and twists the radio dial vigorously.
    • So saying, he touched the transmit button, and slowly turned the tuning dial.

transitive verb (British) dialling dialled

  • 1 (Telecommunications) you can dial New York direct
    se puede llamar a Nueva York directamente
    hay discado directo con Nueva York (Latin America)
    Example sentences
    • The driver can dial telephone numbers directly by voice input or using controls on the steering wheel.
    • Just like on an old-fashioned phone, you pickup your telephone and dial the number of the person you wish to contact.
    • Grabbing the telephone and quickly dialing the phone number, he wondered why he hadn't thought of this sooner.

intransitive verb (British) dialling dialled

Phrasal verbs

dial out

verb + adverb
hacer llamadas al exterior
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