- Phone is short for telephone, meaning the instrument used to call others.
An example of a phone is a telephone in your house.
- Phone is defined as a certain type of sound.
- An example of phone used as a suffix is a telephone, an instrument to transmit sound.
- An example of phone used as a suffix is a saxophone, a musical instrument.
- To phone is short for to telephone, meaning to call someone using a telephone.
An example of phone is to call your mom using a cell phone.
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Origin: Gr phōnē, a sound: see phono-
- a device producing or transmitting sound: saxophone, megaphone
- a telephone: interphone
Origin: from Glassical Greek phōnē, a sound: see phono-
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- To get in touch with by telephone.
- To impart (information or news, for example) by telephone.
- To make a telephone call to (a specific number): Phone 411 for directory assistance.
Origin: Short for telephone.
Origin: Greek phōnē, sound, voice; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.
- Sound: homophone.
- Device that receives or emits sound: geophone.
- Speaker of a language: Anglophone.
Origin: From Greek phōnē, sound, voice; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.
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