Synonyms of phone in English:


See US English definition of phone

See UK English definition of phone

See Spanish definition of teléfono


1‘she spent hours on the phone’

telephone, mobile phone, mobile, cell phone, car phone, radiotelephone, cordless phone, videophone, extension
North American speakerphone
British informal blower
British rhyming slang dog and bone

2‘pick up the phone and dial 999’

handset, earpiece, receiver

3‘give me a phone sometime’

phone call, telephone call, call
British ring
informal buzz
British informal tinkle, bell


1‘maybe I should phone the police’

telephone, call, call up, give someone a call, give someone a ring, ring, get someone on the phone, get on the phone to, get, reach, dial, make a call, place a call, make a call to, place a call to
British ring up
informal buzz, give someone a buzz
British informal bell, give someone a bell, give someone a tinkle, get on the blower to
North American informal get someone on the horn