Denoting an instrument using or connected with sound
A speech sound; the smallest discrete segment of sound in a stream of speech
she spent hours on the phone
A telephone operated by means of buttons on a keypad rather than a dial; (now) specifically one of several such phones forming an interconnected system in a business, etc.; = key telephone; frequently attributive, especially in key phone system.
A booth or box-like kiosk containing a public payphone.
= telephone tag.
= telephone tap.
To tap a telephone or telephones.
A cellular phone designed for use in a motor vehicle
A radio or television programme during which the listeners or viewers telephone the studio and participate
Sexually explicit telephone conversation engaged in for sexual gratification
= dial telephone.
A telephone (now usually a mobile phone) with a hinged section which is flipped open in order to make or receive calls, etc.
= home telephone.
A telephone in a residence, as opposed to one in a business, workplace, etc., or (in recent use) a mobile phone.
A statement of charges for the use of a telephone.
= phone box.
(A trademark for) voice mail.
A temporary radio link between a radio operator and a telephone user; communication made by this means.
A menu-driven system that routes callers to recordings, more menus, or a person, depending on their responses
A speech sound considered as a purely phonetic event.
A mobile phone that can be used in various regions of the world; specifically a multi-band phone capable of roaming between geographical regions using different frequencies.
A mobile phone
A battery of telephones
A telephone directory
An instance of speaking to someone on the phone or attempting to contact someone by phone
The identifying number assigned to a telephone or group of telephones which is dialled in order to make a connection to it.
A person who fraudulently uses an electronic device to avoid paying for telephone calls or connections, or to make long-distance calls at cheap rate.
A person who taps a telephone or telephones.
A mobile phone incorporating a digital camera
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
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
The action or practice of gaining unauthorized access to data stored in another person’s phone, especially in order to access their voicemail
The action or practice of connecting a device to a telephone so that the conversation can be listened to secretly
A person who works at the switchboard of a telephone exchange.
= phone phreak.
The use of an electronic device to make illegal telephone calls, usually long-distance, either at a cheap rate or without paying.
A telephone salesperson.
A type of small light telephone, often in pale or pastel colours and frequently having the handset resting immediately above the dial (or buttons).
= satellite telephone.
A mobile phone
The use of a telephone to sell a product or service, raise funds, etc.; telemarketing.
Work or perform without much effort, interest, or enthusiasm
A public telephone that is operated by coins or by a credit or prepaid card
A telephone that transmits its signal via a geostationary communications satellite
A telephone answering machine
An inexpensive mobile phone for whose telecommunications services one pays in advance, used typically for the sake of anonymity since no personal details are required by the service provider