Phoned

phone

1 [fohn]
noun, verb (used with object), verb (used without object), phoned, phoning.

Origin:
1880–85; by shortening

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phone1 (fəʊn)
 
n, —vb
short for telephone

phone2 (fəʊn)
 
n
phonetics a single uncomplicated speech sound
 
[C19: from Greek phōnē sound, voice]

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phone
1884, shortening of telephone. The verb is attested from 1889, from the noun. Phone book first recorded 1925; phone booth 1927.
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