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.
phonal pho·nal (fō'nəl)adj.
Of, relating to, or being sound.
Of, relating to, or characterizing the voice.
flip phone, hold the phone