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English definition of “Skype”


noun [U]     /skaɪp/ trademark
a system that allows you to make phone calls using your computer and the internet: Have you installed Skype yet?Communicating by telephone skype     verb [T] to use Skype to talk to someone: I skyped my brother last night.Communicating by telephone
(Definition of Skype noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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