tel•e•phonePronunciation: (tel'u-fōn"), [key]
—n., v., -phoned, -phon•ing.
an apparatus, system, or process for transmission of sound or speech to a distant point, esp. by an electric device.
to speak to or summon (a person) by telephone.
to send (a message) by telephone.
to send a message by telephone. Also,phone.
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