See also: phoné, -phone, and 'phone

EnglishEdit

 
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A rotary-dial phone

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /fəʊ̯n/
  • (US) IPA(key): /foʊ̯n/
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  • Rhymes: -əʊn

Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of telephone; attested by 1884.

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NounEdit

phone (plural phones)

  1. A device for transmitting conversations and other sounds in real time across distances, now often a small portable unit also capable of running software etc.
    Daragh's on the phone at the moment. He'll call you when he's finished.
    My phone ran out of battery.
    There's an old-fashioned phone in the doctor's waiting room - it doesn't work anymore, of course.
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  • Hindi: फ़ोन (fon)
  • Irish: fón
  • Portuguese: fone
  • Urdu: فون(fon)
  • Welsh: ffôn
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VerbEdit

phone (third-person singular simple present phones, present participle phoning, simple past and past participle phoned)

  1. (transitive) To call (someone) using a telephone.
    Phone me as soon as you land at the airport.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek φωνή (phōnḗ, sound).

NounEdit

phone (plural phones)

  1. (phonetics) 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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FrenchEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

phone m (plural phones)

  1. phon (a unit of apparent loudness)
  2. (linguistics) phone

VerbEdit

phone

  1. first-person singular present indicative of phoner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of phoner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of phoner
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of phoner
  5. second-person singular imperative of phoner

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