engaged tone


engaged tone
engaged tone or engaged signal noun
A repeated long note that informs a telephone caller that the dialled number is engaged
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Main Entry:engage

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  • engaged signal — engaged tone or engaged signal noun A repeated long note that informs a telephone caller that the dialled number is engaged • • • Main Entry: ↑engage …   Useful english dictionary

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  • tone — I UK [təʊn] / US [toʊn] noun Word forms tone : singular tone plural tones *** 1) a) [countable/uncountable] the sound of someone s voice that shows what they are feeling Meredith trembled at the tenderness in his tone. a tone of voice: Really?… …   English dictionary

  • tone — tone1 W2 [təun US toun] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(voice)¦ 2¦(sound)¦ 3¦(general feeling/attitude)¦ 4¦(colour)¦ 5¦(electronic sound)¦ 6 raise/lower the tone (of something) 7¦(body)¦ 8¦(music)¦ 9¦(voice level)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • engaged — en|gaged [ınˈgeıdʒd] adj 1.) if two people are engaged, they have agreed to marry ▪ Have you heard? Sally and Ray are getting engaged . ▪ She is engaged to be married . engaged to ▪ Kate s engaged to a guy from England. 2.) BrE if you call… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • engaged — adjective 1 having agreed to get married: They ve been engaged for six months. (+ to): Have you met the man she s engaged to? | get engaged (=agree to marry someone): Siobhan and Ray have just got engaged. 2 BrE an engaged telephone is being… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Engaged — When you ring someone and they are already on the phone you will get the engaged tone. In other words, they will be engaged. You would say you get the busysignal or the line is busy …   The American's guide to speaking British