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radiophone

[rey-dee-oh-fohn] /ˈreɪ di oʊˌfoʊn/
noun
1.
a radiotelephone.
2.
any of various devices for producing sound by the action of radiant energy.
verb (used with or without object)
3.
to radiotelephone.
Origin of radiophone
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; radio- + -phone
Related forms
radiophonic
[rey-dee-oh-fon-ik] /ˌreɪ di oʊˈfɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
radiophony
[rey-dee-of-uh-nee] /ˌreɪ diˈɒf ə ni/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples from the Web for radiophone
Historical Examples
  • Shortly after his radiophone to me in New York, he had missed Babs.

    Beyond the Vanishing Point Raymond King Cummings
  • But when he took out his radiophone, his hands were shaking a little.

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He pulled out his radiophone and thumbed the call button again.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Their friends had been notified by radiophone of their safety.

  • Ben Ruby's voice came through the radiophone, cool and masterful.

    The Onslaught from Rigel Fletcher Pratt
  • Wait a minute, since they're so near, I think I can switch them over to the radiophone.

    The Onslaught from Rigel Fletcher Pratt
  • The radiophone is especially suited for communicating from airplanes.

  • The receiver of the radiophone was clamped over his ears beneath his cap.

    On the Yukon Trail Roy J. Snell
  • In his eager search for his companion he had neglected the radiophone.

    On the Yukon Trail Roy J. Snell
  • “Now listen to this,” he said to Joe, as he shut off the radiophone.

    On the Yukon Trail Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for radiophone

radiophone

/ˈreɪdɪəʊˌfəʊn/
noun
1.
another name for radiotelephone (sense 1)
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