[kawl-in]Radio and Television.
- a program in which listeners or viewers phone in comments or questions to the host or a person being interviewed.
- a live telephone conversation intended for broadcasting between a program's host and a person being interviewed.
- of, relating to, or featuring such phone calls or conversations: a call-in program.
Origin of call-in
First recorded in 1960–65; noun use of verb phrase call in
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Examples from the Web for call-in
During his call-in show, by the way, he casually admitted that they were, in fact, Russian soldiers.Why Snowden’s ‘Challenge’ to Putin on Russian Surveillance Doesn’t Matter
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Then a call-in card was sent to him—this was a message card by mail 5-3-63.Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)
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