Definition of call sign in English:

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call sign

Pronunciation: /ˈkôl ˌsīn/
(also call signal)


A message, code, or tune that is broadcast by radio to identify the broadcaster or transmitter.
Example sentences
  • This was the call sign of a Hamburg radio station which broadcast nightly news bulletins in English to the British people.
  • The vocal quality of the kookaburra gave it the gig as the original call sign for Radio Australia in the days of short wave broadcasting.
  • The FM radio decode feature uses radio data system information to relay the station call sign, song title, or artist, for display on the PC monitor.

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Syllabification: call sign

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