engaged tone


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engaged tone

n
(Telecommunications) Brit a repeated single note heard on a telephone when the number called is already in use. US and Canadian equivalent: busy signal Compare ringing tone, dialling tone
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Translations
obsazovací tón
optagettone
varattu-merkkiääni
ton zauzetosti
話し中の信号音
통화중 신호음
upptagetton
เสียงสายไม่ว่างของโทรศัพท์
tín hiệu bận

engaged tone

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

engaged tone

n (Brit) (Telec) → segnale m di occupato
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

engaged tone

رَنَّانٌ اِنْشِغَالُ الـخَطّ obsazovací tón optagettone Besetztzeichen ήχος κατειλημμένου señal de comunicando, tono de ocupado varattu-merkkiääni tonalité occupée ton zauzetosti segnale di occupato 話し中の信号音 통화중 신호음 bezettoon opptattsignal sygnał niedostępności sinal de ocupado сигнал «занято» upptagetton เสียงสายไม่ว่างของโทรศัพท์ meşgul sinyali tín hiệu bận 占线音
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When you ring the number back, the call is immediately dropped or an engaged tone is played and the victim is charged.
Tickets went on sale earlier this week but all I got was a constant engaged tone.
A window has been broken, the frame above it is rusting inside and out and the number 0121 643 1592 offers nothing but an engaged tone.
"I then started calling them and have been calling them three times a day for two weeks and there has never been an answer, it just goes to an engaged tone.
Yes, every table was taken and it had taken several calls to get through as the phone was forever ringing the engaged tone.
Gone are the days of hearing the engaged tone as you attempt to ring the local Masjid to find out about the moon; social media will answer your query with a tap of the screen.
An engaged tone tops the list of most annoying sounds, named by 29% of those polled, followed by rock music (22%) and background music with no specific tune (21%).
Some were cut off and others got the engaged tone. Rugby league fan Andy Bell, of Featherstone, West Yorks, said: "It took 100-plus calls to register one vote for Kevin Sinfield."
By 5pm, around 200 people had got through to speak to the trio, with thousands more getting an engaged tone or a recorded message.
The idea that you may be the one to lose out on a final ticket while your screen is locked or you constantly get the engaged tone eats away at the soul.
People wanting to buy tickets for this summer's Commonwealth Games were faced with long delays and problems with transactions earlier this week while it has emerged that callers to the ticket line were charged while listening to the engaged tone.
She said that while they are introducing a low-rate 01656 number, this poses its own problems because unlike the 0845 number, which offers call queuing, patients may be met with an engaged tone at busy times.