Definition of dial tone in English:

dial tone

Syllabification: di·al tone


North American
  • A sound that a telephone produces indicating that a caller may start to dial.
    More example sentences
    • He listened and heard the familiar and comforting monotone sound of the dial tone.
    • There was a click; the dial tone a moment later indicating that Miri considered the conversation over.
    • Is the dial tone of the telephone something that you take for granted?

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