answerphonenoun [C]uk /ˈɑːn.sə.fəʊn/ us /ˈæn.sɚ.foʊn/ mainly UK (US usually answering machine)
- The voice on the answerphone said "Please leave any message after the beep".
- He left a rather garbled message on my answerphone.
- Outside office hours clients can leave messages on our answerphone.
- When she's busy getting the children to bed, she usually leaves the answerphone on.
- I rang but only got the answerphone, so I went round to check that she was ok.