touch-tone

or touch·tone

[ tuhch-tohn ]
/ ˈtʌtʃˌtoʊn /

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.

Nearby words

  1. touch-in-goal line,
  2. touch-me-not,
  3. touch-ready,
  4. touch-sensitive,
  5. touch-tackle,
  6. touch-type,
  7. touch-up,
  8. touchback,
  9. touchdown,
  10. touche

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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