Definition of call-in in English:


Translate call-in into Spanish


  • 1North American A radio or television program during which the listeners or viewers phone the studio and participate.

    ‘However, in this case, we heard all the talk shows and radio call-ins attacking Amber simply because she had a makeover.’
    • ‘Allowing guests to speak freely was radical enough, but then he introduced viewer call-ins.’
    • ‘This was articulated very clearly on call-in radio programmes after the local elections.’
    • ‘Valda, despite her lack of talent, has her own radio call-in show in Australia, plus a newspaper column.’
    • ‘I was on a radio call-in show on Sunday morning, and I had a lot of people call me a traitor.’
    • ‘One elderly radio listener phoned a call-in program to assert that she had read, somewhere, that Lincoln was black.’
    • ‘Washington Post Metro columnist Marc Fisher has begun doing a weekly, unscripted audio call-in show each Tuesday at noon.’
    • ‘There's another call-in program featuring an immigration lawyer, and numerous segments offering health information on AIDS, immunizations, and how to get access to U.S. services.’
    • ‘Letter writers and listeners to radio call-in shows have expressed their concerns through the media.’
    • ‘Within hours of a musician's death, favorite and even some dug-up singles hit the airwaves, radio call-in shows lurch into overdrive, and Web site traffic increases.’
    • ‘Radio and television talk shows - especially those ubiquitous local radio call-in programs - often do something on the topic.’
    • ‘NPR is having an open call-in for veterans right now, in honour of Veteran's Day (Armistice Day, in other countries).’
    • ‘Call for Help, a daily live call-in show, is one example of such programming, encouraging viewers to ask for computer technical help.’
    • ‘Combining live interview, call-in and commentary, Randi engages her audience with a passionate presentation.’
    • ‘I edit a call-in programme for BBC Radio Leeds which today will be looking at whether its ever right to lie.’
    1. 1.1as modifier Denoting something conducted by people leaving answers or messages by phone.
      ‘a call-in poll’
      • ‘Appropriate supervision methods include supervisor directives, supervisor modeling of appropriate professional conduct, and directive call-ins.’
      • ‘For example, in a USA Today call-in poll 81 percent of the more than 6,000 respondents said that ‘he symbolizes what made the U.S.A. a great country.’’
      • ‘The Secretary of State's policy on call-ins is to be very selective.’
      • ‘He said: ‘We have to listen to facts, not political views, and the facts did not justify a call-in.’’
      • ‘So there is no possibility of call-in by the Secretary of State.’



/ˈkälˌin/ /ˈkɑlˌɪn/