phone definition

  • noun:
    • A telephone.
    • A speech sound considered regardless of its standing as a phoneme or an allophone in a language.
    • a tool for transferring sound immediately across distances.
    • A speech part that possesses distinct real or perceptual properties, thought to be a physical event without reference to its place in the phonology of a language.
    • a speech noise.
    • an audio; a vocal noise; a tone from the vibration of this singing cords; among the major components of utterance. See phonate, phonetic.
    • A telephone: generally applied to the receiver, but sometimes into the whole equipment.
    • (phonetics) an individual sound product of message without issue on whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
    • electronic equipment that converts noise into electrical indicators that may be sent over distances then converts obtained signals into sounds
    • electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric indicators into sounds; it really is held over or inserted in to the ear
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To telephone.
  • verb-transitive:
    • getting in touch with by telephone.
    • To share (information or development, like) by telephone.
    • to produce a telephone call to (a specific number): Phone 411 for directory site help.
  • verb:
    • To call (some one) from the telephone.
    • get or make an effort to enter into communication (with some one) by phone
  • noun-and-verb-transitive:
    • Colloq. for telephone.
  • others:
    • To telephone.

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