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Meaning of phone

phone

Pronunciation: (fōn), [key]
— phoned, phon•ing.
  1. telephone.

phone

Pronunciation: (fōn), [key]
— n. Phonet.
  1. a speech sound:Cf. There are three phonetically different “t” phones in an utterance of “titillate,” and two in an utterance of “tattletale.”

-phone

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form meaning “speech sound” (homophone), “an instrument of sound transmission or reproduction” (telephone), “a musical instrument” (saxophone; xylophone).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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