dialling tone Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “dialling tone” in the English Dictionary

"dialling tone" in British English

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dialling tonenoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   UK (US dial tone)
a ​continuoussound that ​tells you that a ​phone is ​connected to the ​phonesystem and is ​ready to be used
(Definition of dialling tone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dialling tone" in Business English

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dialling tonenoun [C]

uk   us   UK ( US dial tone)
COMMUNICATIONS the ​sound that you hear on a ​phone when you ​pick it up, before ​calling a ​number: She ​lifted the ​receiver and heard the ​diallingtone.
(Definition of dialling tone from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dialling tone”
in Chinese (Simplified) (电话)拨号音…
in Chinese (Traditional) (電話)撥號音…
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