[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.

Nearby words

  1. call upon,
  2. call waiting,
  3. call-and-response,
  4. call-board,
  5. call-exner body,
  6. call-in pay,
  7. call-out,
  8. call-up,
  9. calla,
  10. callable

Origin of call-in

First recorded in 1960–65; noun use of verb phrase call in Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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