touch-tone

or touch·tone

[tuhch-tohn]

adjective

of or relating to a tone-dialing system or a push-button phone operating on tone dialing.

noun

(sometimes initial capital letter) a tone-dialing system.
a telephone utilizing this system.

Origin of touch-tone

An Americanism dating back to 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for touch-tone

touch-tone

adjective

of or relating to a telephone dialling system in which each of the buttons pressed generates a tone of a different pitch, which is transmitted to the exchange
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