[ tuhch-tohn ]
/ ˈtʌtʃˌtoʊn /
of or relating to a tone-dialing system or a push-button phone operating on tone dialing.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a tone-dialing system.
a telephone utilizing this system.
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Origin of touch-tone
An Americanism dating back to 1955–60
Words nearby touch-tone
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British Dictionary definitions for touch-tone
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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