premium-rate Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “premium-rate” - English Dictionary

"premium-rate" in British English

See all translations


uk   /ˈpriː.mi.əmˌreɪt/ us   /ˈpriː.mi.əmˌreɪt/
A premium-rate phone number or service costs more to call than a normal phone number: a premium-rate number/line/service You had to call a premium-rate line to enter the contest.
(Definition of premium-rate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"premium rate" in Business English

See all translations

premium ratenoun [C]

a higher rate that a phone company charges customers for special phone numbers: Anyone who wants to respond can dial at premium rate of around £1.50 a minute and leave a message.
adjective [before noun] also premium rate
The are contactable 12 hours a day, seven days a week by calling a premium-rate number.
(Definition of premium rate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of premium-rate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“premium-rate” in Business English

Watching the detectorists
Watching the detectorists
by ,
May 31, 2016
by Colin McIntosh You could be forgiven for thinking that old-fashioned hobbies that don’t involve computers have fallen out of favour. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the internet has made it easier for people with specialist hobbies from different corners of the world to come together to support one another

Read More 

Word of the Day


to decay naturally and in a way that is not harmful

Word of the Day

decision fatigue noun
decision fatigue noun
May 30, 2016
a decreased ability to make decisions as a result of having too many decisions to make Our brains have a finite number of decisions they can make before they get depleted and become less discerning – so this is called decision fatigue.

Read More