Meaning of PHONE in English

I. ˈfōn noun

( -s )

Etymology: short for telephone

: earphone , telephone , telephone receiver

II. verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

: telephone

if I didn't phone the office, she would close up at 5 p.m. — Christopher Morley

III. noun

( -s )

Etymology: Greek phōnē sound, voice

1. : allophone

2. : a speech sound considered as a physical event without regard to how it fits into the structure of a language — compare phoneme

IV. noun combining form

( -s )

: speaker of (a specified language)

Franco phone

V. adjective combining form

Etymology: French, from Greek - phōnos -sounding, from phōnein to sound, from phōnē sound, voice — more at ban

: of or relating to a population that speaks (a specified language)

Franco phone

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