Meaning of “dialling tone” in the English Dictionary

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"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 dialling tone.
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(Definition of “dialling tone” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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