phone

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[ fohn ]
/ foʊn /
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noun

a portable electronic telephone device, as a cell phone, mobile phone, or smartphone.

verb (used with object), phoned, phon·ing.

to speak to or summon (a person) by telephone.
to send (a message) by telephone.

verb (used without object), phoned, phon·ing.

to send a message by telephone.

Origin of phone

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First recorded in 1880–85; by shortening
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phone

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/ (fəʊn) /

noun, verb

short for telephone

British Dictionary definitions for phoning (2 of 2)

phone

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/ (fəʊn) /

noun

phonetics a single uncomplicated speech sound

Word Origin for phone

C19: from Greek phōnē sound, voice
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