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  Definition of phone
  1. electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear; "it was not the typing but the earphones that she disliked"
  2. electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds; "I talked to him on the telephone"
  3. (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
  4. get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
Similar Words: earphone, earpiece, headphone, telephone, telephone set, speech sound, sound, call, call up, ring

 

Hyponyms: telephone receiver, receiver, desk phone, dial telephone, dial phone, extension, telephone extension, extension phone, handset, French telephone, pay-phone, pay-station, radiotelephone, radiophone, wireless telephone, speakerphone, phoneme, vowel, vowel sound, semivowel, glide, consonant, orinasal phone, orinasal, sonant, voiced sound, cell phone, call in

 

Grouped Verbs: call

 

Entailments: dial

 

Part Meronyms: telephone system, phone system, utterance, vocalization

 

Derivational Morphology: call, telephone, call up, ring, voice, sound, vocalize, vocalise, phonate, ringing, tintinnabulation, telephone set, caller, caller-up, phoner, telephoner, telephony, phone call, telephone call

 

Language Translations:
Armenian: հեռախոս and հեռաձայնել   Chinese: 电话  
Dutch: telefoneren and telefoon   Finnish: puhelin and soittaa  
French: téléphone and téléphoner   German: anrufen and Telefon  
Greek: τηλέφωνο and τηλεφωνήσει   Icelandic: hringja and sími  
Indonesian: telepon   Interlingua: telephonar and telephono  
Italian: telefonare and telefono   Japanese: denwa and 電話  
Korean: 전화   Latvian: telefons  
Lithuanian: telefonas   Portuguese: telefonar and telefone  
Romanian: telefon   Russian: позвонить and телефон  
Slovak: telefón and telefonovať   Spanish: teléfono and telefonar  
Swedish: ringa and telefon   Telugu: ఫోను  
 
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