dial tone


Also found in: Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

dial tone

n.
A low, steady tone in a telephone receiver indicating that a number may be dialed.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

di′al tone`


n.
a steady telephone tone indicating that the line is ready for dialing.
[1890–95]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Translations
oznamovací tón
klartone
valintaääni
צליל חיוג
signal
発信音
발신음
rington
เสียงหมุนโทรศัพท์
tông điện thoại

dial tone

n (US Telec) → Amts- or Freizeichen nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

dial tone

نَغْمَةُ الِاتِصَال oznamovací tón klartone Wählton τόνος κλήσης tono de marcar valintaääni tonalité signal segnale di linea libera 発信音 발신음 kiestoon summetone sygnał wybierania sinal de marcação, tom de discagem длинный телефонный гудок rington เสียงหมุนโทรศัพท์ telefon sinyali tông điện thoại 拨号音
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
References in periodicals archive ?
Now anyone with a cell phone can get a dial tone with the push of 1 button and call worldwide for pennies, even from a moving car.
The product provides insight into two key components of VoIP quality: call setup operations, such as time to dial tone and post-dial delay; and audio quality, including MOS and underlying network impairments.
Wednesday, August 15 - Dial tone, bit crackly, call my mam.
The 4500G automatically recognizes, powers and delivers a dial tone to 16 different IP phone models from 3Com and other vendors.
"When you pick up the phone and hear a dial tone, you're opening a circuit with the central office.
The concepts of insurance policies and specific contracts gradually give way to the idea of overall risk mitigation contracts--a kind of "risk protection dial tone" This foretells of the need for partnerships between providers of risk mitigation (carriers, service providers and distribution channels) and the consumers and businesses In need of protection products or services.
Smoothstone's IP platform has earned the Cisco Powered Network designation, delivering local dial tone in more than 5,800 calling areas and covering 94 percent of the United States.
Advanced voice features support a variety of low bit rate and wideband speech coding schemes including G.711, G.722, G.726 and G.729ab, as well as dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) and dial tone detection/generation telephony algorithms without the need for an external digital digital signal processing device.
ARCEP concluded that since these services use the same telephony device with a dial tone as traditional fixed lines, they can be considered as substitutes and therefore require no addition regulation.
It will focus on managing traditional phone services: dial tone, long distance and voice mail.
Working with Ascendent Telecommunications (www.ascendenttelecom.com.) and Norstan Communications (www.norstan.com)--the vendor behind Marquette's existing on-campus PBX--Nextel technicians visited the Executive Inn and installed Mobile Extension, a product that allowed users to receive a university dial tone, a set class of service, university voicemail, and the ability to make calls using the same five-digit capability of campus landlines.