Definition of answering machine in English:

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answering machine

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noun

A tape recorder or digital device that supplies a recorded answer to a telephone call and can record a message from the caller.
Example sentences
  • The threat was recorded by a telephone answering machine and a case was opened at Park Road police station.
  • Don't record a message on your answering machine or voice mail that says you are gone.
  • The Data Protection Commissioner has received a number of informal complaints about a recorded message left on the answering machines of some companies last weekend.

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Syllabification: an·swer·ing ma·chine

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