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touch-tone

[tuhch-tohn] /ˈtʌtʃˌtoʊn/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a tone-dialing system or a push-button phone operating on tone dialing.
noun
2.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a tone-dialing system.
3.
a telephone utilizing this system.
Also, touchtone.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60, Americanism
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Examples from the web for touch-tone
  • If you have a touch-tone phone, and you know the extension you want, please press that number now.
  • It also offers its clients both touch-tone and speech-recognition telephone services.
  • The system of tone pairs used in touch-tone devices.
  • Residents may also renew watercraft registrations by touch-tone telephone or mail, or at a branch office.
  • Watercraft registrations may also be renewed by touch-tone telephone, mail or at a branch office.
British Dictionary definitions for touch-tone

touch-tone

adjective
1.
of or relating to a telephone dialling system in which each of the buttons pressed generates a tone of a different pitch, which is transmitted to the exchange
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