A device for transmitting conversations and other sounds in real time across distances, now often a small portable unit also capable of running software etc.
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.
To call (someone) on the telephone.
pl. of Foe.
Colloq. for Telephone.
a speech sound.
electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds;
"I talked to him on the telephone"
(phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear;
"it was not the typing but the earphones that she disliked"
get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone;
"I tried to call you all night"
"Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"