noun, verb (used with or without object), phoned, phoning.
a speech sound: There are three phonetically different “t” phones in an utterance of “titillate,” and two in an utterance of “tattletale.”.
a combining form meaning “speech sound” (homophone), “an instrument of sound transmission or reproduction” (telephone), “a musical instrument” (saxophone; xylophone).
short for telephone
(phonetics) a single uncomplicated speech sound
(forming nouns) indicating voice, sound, or a device giving off sound: microphone, telephone
(forming nouns and adjectives) (a person) speaking a particular language: Francophone
1884, shortening of telephone (n.). Phone book first recorded 1925; phone booth 1927; phone bill 1901.
“elementary sound of a spoken language,” 1866, from Greek phone (see fame (n.)).
1884, from phone (n.). Related: Phoned; phoning.
word-forming element meaning “voice, sound,” also “speaker of,” from Greek phone “voice, sound,” from PIE root *bha- (2) “to speak, say, tell” (cf. Latin for, fari “to speak,” fama “talk, report;” see fame (n.)).
flip phone, hold the phone
noun 1. .
- Phone browser
noun See voice portal
/ˈfəʊnˌkam/ noun 1. a digital camera incorporated in a mobile phone
/ˈfəʊnˌkɑːd/ noun 1. a card for use in a cardphone that operates for the number or duration of calls paid for in the purchase price of the card