dialing tone

dialing tone
sound heard on a telephone, dialing signal

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • tone dialling — noun A telephone dialling system in which digits are transmitted as a combination of tones • • • Main Entry: ↑tone * * * ˈtone dialling 7 [tone dialling] (NAmE ˈtone dialing) …   Useful english dictionary

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