Definitions for Phonefoʊn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

phonefoʊn(n.; v.t.; v.i.)phoned, phon•ing.

  1. telephone.

    Category: Telegraphy and Telephony

Origin of phone:

1880–85

phonefoʊn(n.)

  1. a single speech sound.

    Category: Phonetics

    Ref: Compare allophone, phoneme .

Origin of phone:

1865–70; < Gk phōnḗ voice

-phone

  1. a combining form meaning “speech sound” (homophone), “speaker” (of the language specified) (Francophone), “an instrument of sound transmission or reproduction” (telephone), “a musical instrument” (saxophone; xylophone).

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Affix

Origin of -phone:

see phone2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. telephone, phone, telephone set(noun)

    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"

  2. phone, speech sound, sound(noun)

    (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language

  3. earphone, earpiece, headphone, phone(noun)

    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"

  4. call, telephone, call up, phone, ring(verb)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. phone(noun)ʊn

    a telephone

    The phone was ringing.; Could you answer the phone?; Just a minute, I'm on the phone.; Order on the web or by phone.

  2. phone(verb)ʊn

    to call sb using a telephone

    I'll phone him tomorrow.

Wiktionary

  1. phone(Noun)

    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.

  2. Origin: Shortening of telephone.

Freebase

  1. Phone

    In phonetics and linguistics a phone is a unit of speech sound. The word phone may refer to any speech sound or gesture considered a physical event without regard to its place in the phonology of a language. In contrast, a phoneme is a set of phones or a set of sound features that are thought of as the same element within the phonology of a particular language. A phone is a speech segment that possesses distinct physical or perceptual properties, and serves as the basic unit of phonetic speech analysis. A phonetic transcription is enclosed within square brackets, rather than the slashes of a phonemic transcription.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Phone

    Colloquial abbreviation for telephone.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Phone' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1907

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Phone' in Written Corpus Frequency: #595

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Phone' in Nouns Frequency: #662

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Phone' in Verbs Frequency: #559


Translations for Phone

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

phone(noun)

a telephone

We were talking on the phone.

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