Phone meaning

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Phone is short for telephone, meaning the instrument used to call others.

An example of a phone is a telephone in your house.

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Any single speech sound considered as a physical event without reference to its place in the structure of a language.
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A telephone.
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Device that receives or emits sound.

Geophone.

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Speaker of a language.

Anglophone.

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A device producing or transmitting sound.

Saxophone, megaphone.

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A telephone.

Interphone.

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Sound.

Homophone.

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To impart (information or news, for example) by telephone.
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A portable or desk telephone. Today, a phone often refers to a smartphone, and as time passes, the smartphone moniker is evolving into just plain phone. A "telephone" on the other hand often means a desk phone connected to a landline. See telephone, smartphone and landline.
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A device for transmitting conversations and other sounds in real time across distances.
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To call (someone) on the telephone.
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(linguistics) A speech segment that possesses distinct physical or perceptual properties, considered as a physical event without regard to its place in the phonology of a language.
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A type of sound e.g. allophone.
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A device that makes a sound e.g. saxophone.
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A device related to the telephone e.g. textphone.
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A speaker of a certain language e.g. Francophone.
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Part of some classical names, e.g., Persephone, Tisiphone.
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(UK) Dated form of phone.
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(UK) Dated form of phone.
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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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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.

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To telephone.
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A speech sound considered without reference to its status as a phoneme or an allophone in a language.
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phone it in
  • To do something in a perfunctory way or with little interest:.
    One of the actors in the play was just phoning it in.
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phone it in
  • To perform in a perfunctory, mechanical, or uninspired way.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of phone

  • < Gr phōnē, a sound: see phono-
    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
  • From Greek phōnē sound, voice bhā-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Greek phōnē sound, voice bhā-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Short for telephone
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Ancient Greek φωνή (phone, “sound"), related to fame.
    From Wiktionary
  • A shortening of telephone.
    From Wiktionary
  • Shortening of telephone.
    From Wiktionary