Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “helpline”

See all translations

helpline

noun [C] ( also help line)
 
 
/ˈhelplaɪn/ COMMUNICATIONS
a telephone service provided by an organization or company to offer help and advice to people: call/ring/phone a helpline Call the Inland Revenue helpline with your queries.set up/run/operate a helpline A telephone helpline set up by the administrators was swamped by 9,000 calls in three days.a helpline for sb The Counselling Service runs a helpline for people with debt problems. help line number a 24-hour helpline a consumer/customer/legal helpline a free/emergency helpline
(Definition of helpline from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of helpline?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “helpline” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

festoon

to decorate a room or other place for a special occasion by hanging coloured paper, lights, or flowers around it, especially in curves

Word of the Day

Party Talk (The language of party chat)

by Kate Woodford,
December 23, 2014
​​​ With the party season in full swing (= at its busiest now), we consider the language of socializing (= enjoying yourself with other people). We’re looking especially at words and phrases which are used to describe the different ways that people behave at a party and the sort of conversations that party

Read More 

tweleb noun

December 22, 2014
informal a Twitter celebrity; (more specifically, someone who has more than 1,000 followers on Twitter) There were a few old and a few new faces, including a tweleb or two. Expect to see and hear more from these cool kids.

Read More