Phone Phone, n. (Phonetics) a speech sound. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Phone — Phone·vi·sion; pho·to·phone; pis·ton·phone; poly·phone; ra·dio·phone; sar·ruso·phone; sax·o·phone; sou·sa·phone; sten·tor·phone; sym·bal·lo·phone; te·leg·ra·phone; ther·mo·phone; vi·bra·phone; wa·ter·phone; xylo·phone; ideo·phone; phone;… …   English syllables

  • phone — [ fɔn ] n. m. • 1949; du gr. phônê « voix, son » ♦ Phys. Unité de mesure (sans dimension) de puissance sonore, correspondant à l intensité en décibels d un son d une fréquence de 1 000 Hz. ● phone nom masculin Unité utilisée dans la mesure de l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • phone — (n.) 1884, shortening of TELEPHONE (Cf. telephone). The verb is attested from 1889, from the noun. Phone book first recorded 1925; phone booth 1927 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Phone — Phone, n. & v. t. Colloq. for {Telephone}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -phone — [fəun US foun] suffix [: Greek; Origin: phonos sounding , from phone; PHON ] 1.) [in nouns] an instrument or machine relating to sound or hearing, especially a musical instrument ▪ earphones (=for listening to a radio etc) ▪ a saxophone 2.) [in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • -phone — element meaning voice, from Gk. phone voice, sound, from PIE root *bha (2) to speak, say, tell (Cf. L. for, fari to speak, fama talk, report; see FAME (Cf. fame) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • -phone — [fōn] [< Gr phōnē, a sound: see PHONO ] combining form forming nouns 1. a device producing or transmitting sound [saxophone, megaphone] 2. a telephone [interphone] …   English World dictionary

  • phone — phone1 [fōn] n. [Gr phōnē, a sound: see PHONO ] Phonet. any single speech sound considered as a physical event without reference to its place in the structure of a language ☆ phone2 [fōn ] n., vt., vi. phoned, phoning short for TELEPHONE …   English World dictionary

  • Phone — (gr.), Stimme, Laut; daher Phonetik, richtiger Gebrauch der Stimme beim Sprechen, namentlich aber beim Singen. Phonetismus (Phonologie), die systematische Kenntniß der in der Sprache hervortretenden Lautbildung, des bes. an die Einrichtung der… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Phone — Phone, griech., Stimme; p.tische Schrift, wenn dieselbe die einzelnen Laute durch eigene Zeichen ausdrückt; p.tische Hieroglyphen, s. Hieroglyphen; P.tik, Lehre vom richtigen Gebrauch der Stimme beim Singen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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