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English

A rotary-dial phone

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Shortening of telephone.

Noun

Singular
phone

Plural
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  1. A device for transmitting sound in real time across distances.
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Verb

Infinitive
to phone

Third person singular
phon

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to phone (third-person singular simple present phon, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To call (someone) on the telephone.
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Etymology 2

Noun

Singular
phone

Plural
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phone ({{{1}}})
  1. (linguistics) A speech segment that possesses distinct physical or perceptual properties, considered as a physical event without regard to its place in the phonology of a language.
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